I just thought it was the right thing to do, to come and help,” says Tom Hughes, the raffish, unshaven 42-year-old head of the Ukrainian operation run by Scottish charity Siobhan’s Trust, which serves up hope in the shape of a pizza.
“Having spent so much time living under this level of terror, it’s become a moral obligation to help as much as possible. When the missiles come in, we just turn up the music and keep cooking.”
Wearing a distinctive kilt in Ukraine’s national colours of yellow and blue, Hughes has proudly led a band of international volunteers on a mission to bring hope, joy and sustenance to civilians in eastern Ukraine.
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