A recent fundraiser looking to raise support for people in Ukraine had a great turnout, resulting in a lot of money coming in.

The fundraising supper featured homemade Ukrainian meals, with items on the menu such as perogies, cabbage rolls, sausage, borsch, and a bun.

It was also apparently popular, with the fundraiser in total bringing in over $20,000 from the community.

Khyrstyna Vasylkiv, one of the organizers, says the community support was fantastic.

"I just want to say a big thank you to the community and all the people who came and supported us," said Vasylkiv, "It went really well. We can't even describe how much we appreciate everyone who showed up, and it was really fantastic."

They even had so many people come in that they ended up running out of a few of the items.

"We would also like to apologize to people who didn't receive all of the dishes because we ran out of borsch and sausage."

In total, the fundraiser brought in $21,319.10.

"I think any little bit helps," said Vasylkiv, "But that was definitely more than what we were expecting, it's just great."

Vasylkiv says that so far they don't have any plans for more suppers, but that may change in the future.

"We don't really have anything in our plans yet, but I wouldn't be surprised in the future if we maybe will organize some more events, but as of right now we don't have anything planned yet."

The most important thing is to keep the Ukrainian people's safety in mind, says Vasylkiv.

"I want to say thank you to all the people from all of us, all of the Ukrainian community here in Estevan, and all of the people who are currently in Ukraine, it's much appreciated. If you can keep Ukraine in your thoughts and pray for Ukraine then that means a lot for all of us.