A centre which has proved invaluable for Ukrainians who were forced to flee their country has been boosted by a generous donation.

Dereham Ukraine Aid Centre opened in Wright's Walk back in May, providing a place for people to drop off donations and where displaced Ukrainians could meet.

Five months on, the community hub is buzzing with new arrivals taking English lessons and hard-working volunteers ensuring they are given all the support they need.

And now, their efforts will be boosted following a £2,000 donation from Freemasons belonging to the Doric Masonic Lodge, in Wymondham, who were determined to help a local cause.

Alastair Rolfe, worshipful master at Doric Lodge, said: "We considered a few ideas about how we could help, and then came across the Ukraine centre in Dereham.

"A couple of us popped in to see what they were doing and thought it was such amazing work, so we instantly decided to take £2,000 from our charity fund and direct it this way."