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The special “Lieutenancy Appreciation Award” to Irina Creeger

At the Mayor’s Parlour, local resident Irina Creeger was presented with a special “Lieutenancy Appreciation Award” on behalf of His Majesty Lord Lieutenant of Surrey by the Deputy Lieutenant, Shahid Azeem, for her outstanding work helping Ukrainians fleeing the war to Surrey.

Irina has championed the Ukrainian response in Woking and beyond, helping and supporting refugees including over 1,000 families in Surrey and Woking.

As the founder of Ukraine UK Unity, Irina also runs a Ukrainian Hub at The Lighthouse, has helped match many families through the Homes for Ukraine Scheme and set up English classes for Ukrainians.

For more information on Ukrainian refugee support and information, visit:


Irina Creeger

"I was pleasantly gobsmacked and ecstatic that was the best way to describe my emotions. I was awarded a special " Lieutenancy Appreciation Award".

I am honoured. THANK YOU . Although the award was given to me as an individual, I want to share it with the incredible team of volunteers, that support and help me daily!"


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