Henderson Hall hosts Ukrainian Christmas celebration

January 10, 2023

For the past six months the Henderson Hall Committee has been supporting hosts and their
Ukrainian guests, flying the Ukrainian and Welsh flags together at every opportunity.
A number of key events have been held at the Hall, including meetings with the local MP Fay Jones,
Powys County Councillors and staff, as well as those involving different support agencies and

On 7 January, Orthodox Christmas day, the Hall hosted a celebration for over fifty local Ukrainian
refugees, along with their hosts and the many volunteers who have supported them. A packed
afternoon included children singing Ukrainian Christmas carols, a magician, a feast of Ukrainian and
Welsh food brought by attendees, followed by a Ceilidh. There was even a visit from Did Moroz
(Ukrainian Father Christmas) who gave presents to all the children, including soft toys generously
donated by Talybont resident Allan Jones. Laughter and enjoyment were in abundance, but what
was most evident was the feeling of togetherness and community.
The event was funded and coordinated by Crickhowell Supports Ukraine and made possible, on the
day, by members of the WI and Hall management committee, who generously and enthusiastically
helped it to run smoothly!