James Goold and Sarah Marris with Justin Packshaw MBE and Tamsin De Roemer

Emergency Aid and longer-term fundraising for Ukrainian refugees

Fundraising for The British Red Cross Society
raised of £100,000 target
by 252 supporters
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Ukraine Crisis Appeal
Campaign by The British Red Cross Society (RCN Eng/Wales 220949,Scot SC037738, IOM 0752, Jers 430)
Ukraine has faced almost eight years of conflict. With recent events, we want to be there for everyone who needs us


Millions of Ukrainians have fallen victim to the current Russian invasion, leaving them cold, hungry and homeless. 

They need our help!

Next weekend (17th - 20th March), we're driving 1,200 miles to Przemysl in Poland, near the Ukrainian border to deliver 400 much needed sleeping bags to help some of the thousands of refugees arriving there daily. We're taking just sleeping bags - no sorting required by those we're working with in Przemysl, quickly dispensable and desperately needed. Our thanks go to Mountain Warehouse who have been hugely generous in donating them to our cause. UPDATE! WE’VE BEEN ASKED TO TAKE 120 MEDICAL KITS WHICH NEED TO FIND A ROUTE TO POLAND AND SO WE’VE HIRED ANOTHER VAN AND OUR FRIENDS JUSTIN PACKSHAW MBE AND HIS WIFE TAMSIN DE ROEMER HAVE KINDLY AGREED TO ACCOMPANY US ON OUR TRIP! 

We're aware that in-kind, immediate help like this only goes so far and the longer term needs of refugees, who pass quickly through an entry point, are met both by the kindness of communities who provide homes for the longer term and through the relief aid co-ordinated by humanitarian organisations. So we're also raising as much money as we can to support the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal run by The British Red Cross.

We really hope our personal efforts in making this journey, however small its immediate impact, will encourage friends, colleagues and contacts to dig deep and donate for longer term help of the Ukrainian people dispossessed as a result of this atrocious war. 

Also, for anyone leaving Ukraine who needs practical and legal guidance on how to enter other European countries, or anyone who can pass this on to those who need support at this time, we're sharing this helpful link from James' firm. 

Please copy and share, or paste into your browser: https://www.taylorwessing.com/en/insights-and-events/insights/guidance-and-legal-insights-related-to-ukraine

About the campaign

Ukraine has faced almost eight years of conflict. With recent events, we want to be there for everyone who needs us

About the charity

The British Red Cross Society

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RCN Eng/Wales 220949,Scot SC037738, IOM 0752, Jers 430
The British Red Cross, a charity incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives.

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