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Weʼre raising £20,000 to Support communities in Ukraine with food/medical aid.

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Since March 2022 a group of individuals and organisations based in Peterborough, Stamford, Sheffield and Dronfield have been working with Ukrainian refugees in Gliwice, southern Poland to help Ukrainian communities in Poland and Ukraine.

We have now made 15 trips to Poland and Ukraine, delivering humanitarian aid, ambulances, camping stoves, generators and specialist medical equipment. Most recently 8 volunteers have returned from delivering 5 tonnes of food and medical supplies, toys, sanitary products and LED lights to Poland. Another 5 volunteers were at a Summer Camp from 1-8 June for 30 war widows and their 65 children. Our project raised £15,000 for the camp and our volunteers helped organise and run activities for the children.

In total over the last 26 months, the team has raised over £270K and

Supported four summer camps for Ukrainian widows and children.

Purchased and had delivered 37 generators for use by churches, schools, orphanages, charities and cafes across Ukraine

Delivered over 50 tonnes of donated food supplies, including rice, pasta, tinned food to villages close to the Russian border in Sumy oblast and across southern Ukraine.

Delivered 2 tonnes of general medical supplies, such as bandages, sutures, surgical gowns and gloves directly to the Kyiv Heart Institute

Purchased specialist medical equipment for the Kyiv Heart Institute, particularly 25 heart valves and over 600 sutures for use in heart surgery

Purchased flak jackets and helmets to protect humanitarian aid workers who are helping get our donations to front line communities

Provided financial support for a humanitarian aid team for four months (April – August 2023), providing funds to purchase fuel and additional supplies, such as bread, to be delivered to communities around Bakhmut and Lyman and fridges and microwaves to the flood devastated villages around Kherson

Supported a charity for the deaf in Odesa, buying head torches, power packs and hi-vis ribbons to help them through the winter

Delivered c 1000 Christmas and Easter gift boxes for Ukrainian refugee children in Poland and in Rivne, Kostopil, Odesa, Kyrvy Rik, Chernivtsi, Kyiv and Kharkiv and Sumy Oblasts.

Please contact us on richard@helpingourukrainianfriends.org.uk

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  • Richard Astle4 months ago
    Richard Astle

    Richard Astle

    4 months ago

    Our next delivery involves three members of the team travelling by plane and train and buying supplies in Kyiv for immediate dispatch to front line communities including an orphanage near Sumy. Watch out for more photos shortly. The photo shows some of the crates of food now on its way to Ukraine (15 March 2024).

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  • Richard Astle4 months ago
    Richard Astle

    Richard Astle

    4 months ago

    Our last delivery reached Poland in February and will be delivered across Ukraine in March and April. In total this delivery was 17 pallets (4 tonnes) of food, clothing, medical supplies and LED light bulbs.

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  • Richard Astle7 months ago
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    Richard Astle

    7 months ago

    We're delighted to say that as of 15 December, our total fundraising has passed the £200,000 mark! Thanks to everyone involved! And that's just cash - it doesn't include the tonnes of donated food, medical supplies, generators and camping stoves! It's a lot but we need far more. Ukraine's suffering continues, sadly, with no end in sight. As we now know from our experience, it is no fun living in Kyiv with the air raid sirens going off nightly.

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Page last updated on: 7/12/2024 14.32

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168

  • Jackie and Johnny

    Jackie and Johnny

    Jul 12, 2024

    You're all doing a fantastic job keep up the good work x

    £20.00

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    Jun 16, 2024

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  • Andy and the team at Franklyn

    Andy and the team at Franklyn

    Jun 12, 2024

    Amazing work guys.

    £100.00

  • Catherine Blain

    Catherine Blain

    Jun 6, 2024

    Fantastic work, well done Mark and team! Safe journey.

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 4, 2024

    £20.00

  • Brendan Gleeson

    Brendan Gleeson

    May 25, 2024

    Thanks for your efforts David

    £100.00

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