A FUNDRAISER will be held on Sunday, April 10 for the Ukrainian people.

Allen Valleys Help for Ukraine will run the fundraiser at Allendale Village Hall.

From 12pm until 4pm, the Ukrainian Dumpling Cafe will serve Varenykys potato and onion vegetarian dumplings, beetroot soup, sausage rolls, apple and honey cakes and more.

Lisa Armour-Brown, who used to be a chef, will be involved with the cooking. 

"There'll be an awning outside and we'll be teaching people how to make Ukrainian dumplings. We were taught how to make them a few weeks ago by a Ukrainian family living in Allendale."

The charity was inspired to offer its support following efforts of fundraisers Olia Hercules, who co-founded #CookForUkraine, and Martha Jackson of the Pink Lane Bakery in Newcastle. 

"There's been an amazing response in Allendale for fundraising and in support for housing refugees in the community," Lisa added.

Women's Institutes in Whitfield and Catton will provide Ukrainian poppyseed cakes for the fundraiser. Louise Hicks, an Allendale artist, will make ceramic peace doves to sell. 

Moorland Candles in Alston will sell their produce, and Ross Menzies of The Heavenly Herb Company will produce and sell a Ukrainian tea blend.

Allendale Butchers will donate meat which will be made into sausage rolls by Alan Jewels of The Grateful Bread bakery.

The band Meze Mundo will play live Ukrainian music.

To donate to the Newsquest Ukraine Appeal, go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/therewithukraine.