Actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined a number of celebrities who are in solidarity with Ukraine under the British governmentâ€™s â€œhomes for Ukraineâ€ initiative.
Last week, David and Victoria Beckham announced that they will be donating Â£1 million (R20 million) to aid in the damage caused during Russiaâ€™s invasion of Ukraine. Similarly, the 45-year-old actor is also lending a helping hand.
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH PLEDGES TO DO ALL HE CAN TO HELP
Speaking ahead of the 2022 BAFTAs on Sunday 13 March, Benedict Cumberbatch said â€œit is a really shocking time to be a European two and a half hours flight away from Ukraine.â€ He added that this is why they feel they should be helping.
â€œThis is what Iâ€™m trying to do to show that Iâ€™m standing side-by-side with my brothers and sisters who are going through this,â€ Mirror reports.
â€œEveryone needs to do as much as they can â€¦ thereâ€™s been a record number of people volunteering to take people into their homes, I hope to be part of that myself.â€
â€“ Cumberbatch highlighted.
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH URGES UK CITIZENS TO ALSO PROVIDE AID
Wearing a back suit and a badge with the Ukrainian flag to show his support, the Power of the dog actor acknowledged that merely wearing a badge is not enough.
â€œWe all need â€¦ to do more than wear a badge. We need to donate, we need to pressure our politicians to continue to create some kind of a refugee safety and a haven here for people who are suffering.â€
â€“ Cumberbatch said.
UK GOVERNMENT TO ASSIST FAMILIES TAKING IN REFUGEES FROM UKRAINE
According to The Guardian the British government will be giving financial assistance to households that will take in those fleeing from Ukraine.
â€œHouseholds who host a Ukrainian refugee for six months will receive Â£350 (R7 000) a month of government funding,â€ the publication reports.
The scheme is to roll out this week and will allow individuals, community groups, businesses and charities toÂ bring refugees from the war to safety.