Newlywed Brooklyn takes a dive
BRAVE Brooklyn Beckham goes full Peltz on honeymoon and prepares to launch himself off a super yacht.
The 23-year-old chef son of David and Victoria took the plunge off Aussie billionaire James Packer’s £170m boat into the sea off the south of France – while wife Nicola Peltz, 27, got a hand on deck.
They were later joined by Posh and Becks, who posted some snaps as they travelled with her family on the Orient Express and took a gondola in Venice.
in the village of 2,000 drive guests to the Jobcentre, doctor and banks, while others provide English lessons four times a week.
A local bereavement counsellor has also offered their services for free.
“There are mental health issues,” Anna explains.
“And some not here yet are in active war zones with children.
“There’s a lady from
Kharkiv, now in
Romania. Her stepdad was killed by a bomb and she messaged to say her mum died in Ukraine. She’s coming here.” Anna signed up to the Homes for Ukraine scheme in March. She contacted several resettlement charities but got no matches so she and pal Rebecca Ladell, 41, approached local householders looking to host.
Anna joined Ukraine Free Accommodation on Facebook and replied to a plea from Katya Sheluntsova.
The English teacher, 29, was travelling with mum Kseniia Skakun, 47 and gran Angelina Retunskaia, 83, from Zaporizhia. Anna’s guests arrived on May 7, and Katya and Kseniia are now working in a guesthouse.
Anna said: “It felt like they were family straight away. All sat round the table. Everyone got drunk, everyone cried, everyone laughed. For many, government visas have been very convoluted so we translated the questions on the application and emailed them to each family member.”
Katya, who hopes to teach English here, said: “Anna has been very kind. I cannot imagine how she is helping other families too.”
As of June 28, the Home Office had issued 98,400 Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme visas under Homes for Ukraine. About 44,100 Ukraine Family Scheme visas – for those with relatives here – had also been given.
Refugees get a £200 council subsistence payment while host families can claim £350 a month.
Anna has called on the Government to offer more practical assistance for arrivals, such as supplying communities with interpreters. “There’s so much bureaucracy when they get here, it’s crazy,” she said.
“They have to set up bank accounts, doctors, biometric residence permits, go to the Jobcentre to sign up for Universal Credit…”
Anna praised her partner Tony Henshaw, 54, who has “supported her during all this madness” and told how she hopes Arnside’s efforts will inspire other communities.
She said: “You can do something to help if that’s what you want to do. You just have to make it happen.”
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You can do something to help if it’s what you want to do. You just have to make it happen
ANNA GORST WHO STARTED VILLAGE DRIVE TO HELP REFUGEES