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Viktoriia Liubetska is the assistant manager at Octavia Foundation's local branch

Viktoriia Liubetska
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June 11, 2023

A woman who came to Chiswick after Vladimir Putin launched an invasion of her country is now the assistant manager of a charity shop on the High Road.

Viktoriia Liubetska, was made a refugee by the war last year, but is now devoting herself to supporting the Octavia Foundation branch at 294 Chiswick High Road.

She says she is aiming to bring together people from around the world who have ended up in Chiswick after being forced to flee their own country.

Viktoriia adds that the Chiswick shop is in need of more volunteers to help out at the moment and would really appreciate donations of clothes, jewellery, homeware, shoes, toys, pictures and books in good condition.
The Octavia Foundation is a community charity based in London. Its aim is to transform local lives, connecting people affected by unemployment, ill health, social isolation or low incomes in central and west London.
It has 14 charity shops including Chiswick which are based in some of the best shopping streets in London and sell high quality donated clothes.

People of all ages can benefit from its jobs, training and volunteering opportunities, regular groups and activities or innovative one-off projects.
The charity delivers services in five key areas:
• care and support for older and vulnerable people
• work with young people
• help with training and employment
• help with money and debt
• involving the community

If you would like to know more about its work, visit

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