Stinchcombe Village Hall Committee Room will be open on Thursday and Friday 3rd and 4th March from 1030 – 1630 for anyone wishing to make donations to help the people of Ukraine.
We will be delivering donations to two contact groups:
- Alex is kindly taking donations to her son’s school, Richard Pates School in Cheltenham. This includes the food donations and will all be taken at 3pm on Thursday afternoon. After that time we are not able to accept food donations for the time being.
- On Saturday morning Jess will take more donations to Thornbury where they will be loaded up to go to a Polish charity in London which is shipping out to Ukraine on Sunday morning.
What to donate
Items that have been requested by the two groups are as follows:
- First aid kits
- Plasters / hand sanitiser / water purification tablets
- Bandages / wound dressings / Medical tape
- Nappies / baby wipes / wet wipes / baby formula
- Dried food / pasta / soups / rusks
- Cereal bars / energy bars / chocolate
- Toothbrushes and toothpaste
- Sanitary products
- Toiletries such as shampoo, deodorant, moisturiser, lip salves, shower gel, soap
- Torches and batteries / head torches and batteries
- Knee protectors
Unfortunately neither group is able to accept second hand clothing or bedding, but new clothes and bedding would be much appreciated, such as socks, underwear, children’s clothes, baby clothes – little things we can get in local supermarkets that could make such a difference to someone’s life on the road.
Thank you so much to those who visited the village hall this afternoon to donate – it’s been a great start. Please pass on this information to your friends and family and we look forward to filling the committee room with much needed items for our Ukranian friends over the next two days.
Other ways to Donate
If you wish to Donate Funds these organisations are collecting money.
- The Disasters Emergency Committee, The UK Government will match pound-for-pound up to £20 million donated by the public to this appeal. DEC brings together 15 leading aid charities to raise funds quickly and efficiently.
- The British Red Cross, which has launched an appeal to help the Ukrainian Red Cross to provide food, medicine, clothing and shelter, as well as first aid training in bomb shelters and, in the last few days, 15,000 litres of drinking water to villages in eastern Ukraine
- The UNHCR refugee agency, which is funding emergency shelters, repairs for homes damaged by shelling, emergency cash assistance, psychological support and warm clothing
- Unicef, the UN’s children’s charity, which is helping to ensure families have clean water and food and that child health and protection services continue
- Save the Children, which is providing cash assistance, food and other support to refugees crossing into Romanian and Lithuania, as well as in Ukraine itself.
- The Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain, the largest representative body for Ukrainians in the UK, has raised more than £1.1m, which it said would fund medicine, food and other essentials.
- The Ukrainian Embassy has set up a special fund called With Ukraine for people to send funds via PayPal or bank transfers.