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Adur Ukraine Support Association (AUSA) was established in September 2022 to formalise the work and support of a group of volunteers who had been fundraising and providing support to Ukrainians in the Adur (Sompting, Lancing, Shoreham, Southwick, Fishersgate) area since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia in February 2022. 


AUSA is an unincorporated Association and is run by a team of Officers and Committee (see below for current Officers and Committee members).  We are a membership association and work for the benefit and support of our Members.


AUSA’s aims are to benefit and support its Members and our aims include:

  • Supporting the community of displaced Ukrainians (guests) in the Adur area

  • Support the needs of those Ukrainians and their hosts

  • Preserving and promoting Ukrainian culture and heritage

  • Promoting a mutually beneficial cultural and recreational relationship between Ukrainians and our communities

  • Working with other groups to be part of a wider support network


We hope that our group will involve the whole community with input and participation from Ukrainian guests, Ukrainian diaspora, hosts and sponsors and local interested residents.

Frequently asked questions:

What/where is Adur?   

Adur is a government district in West Sussex that is located between Worthing and Brighton and includes the towns and villages of Shoreham-by-Sea, Southwick, Lancing, Sompting and Fishersgate.  It is named after the River Adur that runs through it.  Adur's administrative offices are in Shoreham-by-Sea. 

What is an Association?  

An Association is like a Club - it's a group of people who come together because of shared interest.  In our case,  we are all interested and care about the Ukrainians who are living in our community and about those who are trying to support them.   


The Association is run by a Committee who agree aims and objectives which we review and revise each year - this is documented as part of a set of rules called a Constitution.   


People join an Association by signing up as Members and the activities of the Association are intended to support and benefit those Members.

What does it mean to be a Member of Adur Ukraine Support Association? Why should I join? What will be expected of me?  

By joining us as a Member, you are showing your interest and support for the Ukrainians in our local Community.   

By becoming a member, you do not become a committee member or have to make any decisions. Your joining the Association means only that you share the purpose and activities of the organization and wish to join the support or activities or both.


Anyone can become a Member who shares this interest - you do not have to be Ukrainian to join, we have Members who are Ukrainian and we also have Members who are hosts and sponsors and we have people from the local community who want to offer help.   Whilst our focus is the local community, we also welcome Members from other local areas who want to work with us and support us.


We try and support our local Members with any needs they have or direct them to other people or organisations who can help.  Some Members want to help us in providing help and support, but this is not expected of you and is entirely voluntary. 

As our Association operates for the benefit of our Members, if you want to join any of our trips, clubs or activities we will ask you to become a Member.  Many trips, clubs and activities are offered on a subsidised basis for our Members and some with limited availability may only be open to Members, or have priority for Members. 

There is a small membership fee that we ask Members to pay each year. This helps to raise funds for the support that we provide and also covers costs that we have to support our activities.  If you would like to become a Member then please contact Irina, our Secretary, or click here

Any more questions?  Please contact us and we will do our best to answer them 


Robin Sadler - Chair of the Adur Ukraine Support Assocation

Robin Sadler


Colin Day -  Committee Member - Adur Ukraine Support Assocation

Colin Day



Olesia Sydorenko


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Maryna Tkachenko



Darren Stuart


Irina Tyazhkarov -  Secretary of the Adur Ukraine Support Assocation

Irina Tyazhkarob



Andriy Bubernak


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