In the summer of 2023 we marked Ukraines National Day on 24th August at the Jersey Museum with an evening where JOA and the Jersey International Culture Centre (JICC) welcomed Uliana Yersanka from the Ukraine, along with Ben Remfrey, the ex-military Guernseyman who set up a charity to train people – mainly women – in bomb disposal. Jersey has now given £3.4 million – one of the highest per capita in the world – to help the people of Ukraine defend freedom and humanity.

We continued this theme in January when we welcomed Colonel Tim Collins OBE and the Friends of Ukraine to the Arts Centre where we enjoyed hearing both Tim and Ben speak to the audience and interact with a question and answer session.