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We have recently returned from Przemysl which is a town close to the Polish - Ukraine border. We were there to deliver 3 vans full of donated aid to those affected by the war in Ukraine.

Aid to Ukraine 6-8th March - Mick Balch Michal Ausbosky, Jack Fuge, Brian Wood MC, Matt Trace, Steve Kew + Claudia 👍

During our journey it soon became apparent that shipping out bags of donated items from the UK whist useful in the main was not really very efficient and that the aid stations were and are being over run with donations, some of the masses of aid, especially clothes will never be used, will become waste and a problem for the local authorities.

During the trip I met Claudia, a 21 year old Spanish student, studying in Southampton, she has family in Ukraine and had been over to help. We actually gave her a lift back in our van to Hampshire

It was during this trip home that it was decided we would return to Poland but with a much more simple and efficient plan.

So, those involved with our group will pay for their own flights to Poland and share the costs of a hired van. We intend to use all the raised funds to purchase what is required from local merchants and deliver this direct to those in need.

This is a far better, more fuel effecient method of getting aid to those that need it, with zero waste produced by unwanted stockpiles.

If you would like to help again, or would like to donate for the first time, please give what you can. I will promise you that all the funds raised will benefit those affected by this crisis.

Thank you.

Mick Balch.

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  • Mick Balch22 days ago
    Mick Balch

    Mick Balch

    22 days ago

    Trip 3 was a solo project Loaded with supplies from Makro. Left Sunday 24th April heading to Krakow. Arriving PM on Monday supplies were off loaded at a friends house for distribution. Reason for driving was to return with passengers but for various reasons no one had taken the opportunity. This changed on route so headed for Brussels to collect two people on Wednesday morning and at the very last minute a family of three already at Calais. By lunchtime on Wednesday all five plus a dog and a cat, all on the train bound for their

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  • Mick Balch1 month ago
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    Mick Balch

    1 month ago

    Monday 11th April 2022. Assistance on going out in Poland this weekend using the money you have donated. Due to your kindness and the voluntary efforts of Andy and his wife Ania out near Krakow more people received assistance over the weekend. Thank you.

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  • Mick Balch2 months ago
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    Mick Balch

    2 months ago

    Thank you to all our donors, over £11k and counting, brilliant. There is a third trip in the planning for early May but in the meantime our fund has recently - directly helped a mission with fuel costs that are transporting refugees from Liviv into northern Poland plus ongoing support for refugees around the Krakow area. We can’t help everyone but be assured that your donations are helping individuals directly where they need it. Best regards Mick Balch. April 8th 2022.

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  • John Hooper

    John Hooper

    May 2, 2022

    just give a bit more folks ? superb effort for the people of Ukraine

    £350.00

  • Julian Hollis

    Julian Hollis

    Apr 14, 2022

    Great work all

    £30.00

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    Anonymous

    Apr 8, 2022

    £10.00

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  • Pompey in the Community

    Pompey in the Community

    Apr 5, 2022

    Proceeds of cake sale in aid of Ukraine appeal

    £292.36

  • John Hooper

    John Hooper

    Apr 5, 2022

    It can only get better, we hope !

    £200.00

  • Adam, Anita & Boys

    Adam, Anita & Boys

    Mar 27, 2022

    Well done!!! Keep up the good work!!

    £50.00

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