You might have noticed something different about us this month – we have updated our logo in honour of Ukraine.

Like many people, we have wanted to show our support for President Zelensky and the people of Ukraine, but have felt powerless to do so.

Our CEO is one of hundreds of thousands of Brits who have offered to open up their homes to Ukrainian refugees, and he is outspoken in his own right about defending against misinformation and reminding us all that the individual people who are suffering are the ones that we should focus on. None of us can know the full extent of the politics, that’s a challenge for our leaders who for better or worse we must rely on. However, the net result is two million displaced individuals and counting, thousands dead, an uncountable number maimed and injured, and innocent men, women and children forced into a battle that they never asked for.

So does changing our logo make a fundamental difference? Not really.

However, there’s a reason so many of us turn to symbols as a small act of support and defiance when it comes to fighting injustice. They are our simplest and most succinct form of communication. They provide understanding and in this particular war, symbols have even greater meaning because the perpetrator’s grip on censorship and propaganda is so vast, so damaging and unrelenting. Who will forget the extraordinary bravery of Russian journalist Marina Ovsyannikova, this week as she displayed her No War sign on state TV, only to go missing overnight?

Across the centuries we have seen small acts of defiance amount to meaningful change and a sense of individual autonomy. We as individuals can’t charter a fighter plane and set off to close the Ukrainian skies. We don’t have the knowledge, the resources or the skill to do anything other than send funds, open our homes, watch in horror and listen closely for any further opportunities to help.

However, we can display symbols of support in the hope that they will be seen by those who need them, galvanising those on the front line or struggling to reach safety to fight another day, encouraging our leaders to always dig a little deeper to provide support, knowing it’s by the grace of God that we are not currently in that position and that peace in any region is fragile. We might even in the hope against hope that the oppressor will realise they are in the wrong.

There’s a famous quote, that says:

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men [and women] to do nothing.”

Showing support, trying to find ways to help, even if it’s only a symbol might seem like nothing, but it is more than updating a logo. It’s a promise to do what we can, when we can and it’s a small light held up on the off chance that someone who needs it might see it, and to remind them that they are not alone.