Emma for Ukraine

Emma Thompson is a patron of the Refugee Council.

She feels frustrated with the slowness of the Government’s Ukrainian visa scheme.

More than 25,000 completed applications are submitted, but only 1,000 visas are approved.

It’s horrific to see what’s happening in Ukraine. Like everyone else, I’ve been watching and there are just no words.’

‘I’d like to see the Government do much more for refugees,’ Emma said. ‘It wouldn’t be difficult. The visa process for refugees from Ukraine is slow and complicated. These are people in an emergency.’

Emma Thompson stands for refugees from Ukraine

Emma has criticised throwaway culture

“It’s all about thinking differently, it is also about remembering how we used to live, we never used to live like this. We’ve only been mad for about 60 years.”

Dame Emma Thompson

“If we had shown my parents how people live (today) how they will wander down the streets and coffee cup, immediately throw it away, eat throwaway, everything throwaway, they would’ve gone ‘what’s going on”.

The Earthshot Prize

Emma Thompson, Emma Watson, and many other stars (but also politicians, from London Mayor Sadiq Khan to conservative William Hague) at London’s Alexandra Palace where the first evening of William and Kate’s Earthshot Prize sponsored by the Royal Foundation is held.

The Earthshot Prize (the richest green award in the world, created and launched by prince William) awards its top five winners each with a prize worth £ 1 million (€ 1.2 million). Many celebrities but no guests flew from overseas.

Only British stars in attendance, the others (many, many VIPs) connected via Zoom.

William and Kate – The Earthshot Prize
Emma Thompson – The Earthshot Prize

Food Foundation 🍏

Emma for Food Foundation ❤️