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raised of £100,000 target by 811 supporters

    Weʼve raised £53,243 to Contribute to the work of Kent Help for Ukraine (KHFU) to supply humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine.

    Funded on Tuesday, 9th May 2023

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    As events in Ukraine unfold, the humanitarian crisis deepens. Ukraine’s people and communities are in desperate need of help. Kent Help for Ukraine (KHFU) has been established by a group of volunteers, led by Peter Ireland (of Bigjigs Toys) and Dan File (Elham Primary School), and is based in Folkestone, Kent.

    Watch this video to discover how an idea, discussed at the school gates one morning, turned into the vast effort that is seen today. From loading lorries with pallets of food, medicine, sanitary and construction items, to organising initiatives in local schools to raise money and drive donations and gifts through ‘Bags of Love’, the team of volunteers has certainly made a difference.

    After leaving the donation point in Folkestone, Kent, the lorries make their way across Europe and into Ukraine. With no place to safely call home, KHFU is delivering aid to vulnerable children and their families in hospitals, orphanages and local communities.

    How can you help?

    Thanks to the generosity of businesses and local communities, KHFU has been able to stock and send 17 lorries into Ukraine. All donations on this JustGiving page will go towards the cost of hiring lorries and purchasing pallets of supplies.

    Pallets of Love

    If you would to support us in providing essential humanitarian aid through our ‘Pallets of Love’ initiative, all details you may require can be found below!

    Grapefruit Segments: Brakes Whole Grapefruit segments in light syrup (1.5kg tins)

    Pasta: Lizzo Pasta £180 per pallet/£3 for 20x bags of pasta/£3 a case/£0.15/ 450g. 540kg of pasta for £180.

    Baked Beans: £612 per pallet/204 cases of 12x Tins @ £3 each/400g each/ 2,448 tins.

    Rice: £576 per pallet/192x 5kg units @ £3 each/960kg of rice.

    To donate a ‘Pallet of Love’, or if you have any questions/require any further information, please contact Peter Ireland via email at

    Alternatively, you might wish to consider purchasing items from KHFU’s Amazon shopping list and sending these directly to the donation hub.

    Or, you could also join in with our ‘Bags of Love’ initiative.

    However you make your donation, please be assured it will be received with open arms. From pre-loved clothing to pallets of rice, no matter how large or small, it will make a difference to people in Ukraine.

    Please note: This page was originally set up by Igor Kovalenko, a Folkestone resident who is originally from Ukraine. Igor has lots of family and friends affected by the war in Ukraine and he wanted to do something to help. KHFU, with Igor's help, will continue this fantastic effort...



    • Igor  Kovalenko (on behalf of KHFU)2 years ago
      Igor  Kovalenko (on behalf of KHFU)

      Igor Kovalenko (on behalf of KHFU)

      2 years ago

      22/06/2022 Lorry #18 has made it through to Ukraine safely. It was filled with essential supplies and outdoor toys. We also reached our initial target of 1,000 bags of love! That is a fantastic achievement, and just the start - thank you to everyone who made that possible. Thank you too, to everyone who has so far contributed in any way to this cause - it is only through people's kindness that we can continue to make this happen. Please continue to spread the word, pack your bags of love, fundraise and donate. We are making a difference!

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    • Ted Smith

      Ted Smith

      Mar 11, 2023


    • Skipton Rotary

      Skipton Rotary

      Jan 31, 2023

      Well done and a huge thanks to John Midgley for all the work he has done here.Best wishes from Skipton Rotary Club


    • Joe & Carmel

      Joe & Carmel

      Dec 13, 2022

      You go Si xxx


    • Kev


      Dec 8, 2022

      Great work guys


    • Ben Strutt

      Ben Strutt

      Dec 8, 2022

      Superb effort Simon and all, fantastic cause, safe trip out there x


    • Anonymous


      Dec 8, 2022

    • Tony Nicholas

      Tony Nicholas

      Dec 8, 2022

      Great work, Johnny & Co.


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    Igor  Kovalenko (on behalf of KHFU)

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    Joining forces with a wonderful team of volunteers, led by Peter Ireland (BigJigs Toys) to raise funds to supply humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine. Contact Igor: 07894007660

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