A powerful message can be seen on a wall in Stanley Square in Sale to those in Ukraine who are in a senseless war with Russian president Putin.

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On the wall is wording Peace & Love followed by a framed picture with a small statement called “Community wall of care” and says “Show support for the people of Ukraine by writing messages of hope on the yellow and blue post it notes and help us make a Ukrainian flag of love.

At the other side is a wall of blue and yellow post its with many messages from the people of Sale and Trafford, one message just simply said “I stand with Ukraine”

These messages show the feeling in our community about the conflict in Ukraine and is incredibly powerful in its simplicty.

The conflict is senseless, the loss of life because of Putin’s paranoid thoughts is senseless, the evacuation of millions of Ukrainians must have been incredibly difficult, the loss of beloved pets must have been heartbreaking.

We all feel for Ukraine and with over 100 Ukraine nationals in Trafford now it is hoped they see these messages with a warm welcome to our borough.

Well done to the owner of the mall for giving people this opportunity to leave a message.