New #CookForUkraine pop up restaurants are being launched locally.

Look out for them in the village halls around Laughton, Upper Dicker, Chiddingly and Ripe in the next few weeks and months.

Here’s Gilly Smith: “A bunch of us have got together to cook up three course feastsof Ukrainian delights for a mere £10 at each hall, and there are some pretty fine cooks in the group, let me tell you!

Village halls are all about community, and this is our way of remembering how important that is right now.It’s also a fund raiser.

We’ve kept the cost of the ticket incredibly low to cover the cost of the food, but expect that people will donate to the #CookForUkraine Just Giving site Let me know if you want to come to the first one at Laughton Village Hall on April 13 at 7pm by emailing”