* Latest Update – Nov 2022 *
At present collections have been suspended. The majority of refugees have now been safely housed close to the border or in other European nations including here in the UK, such as those close to our own Wincanton head office. You can read one such refugee story in the New Blackmore Vale Magazine. https://blackmorevale.net/open-arms-and-an-open-house/
We cannot thank every enough that helped support our appeal in collecting over 8 tonnes of aid.
* Update – April 2022 *
A huge thank you to everyone that has donated. We estimate we have collected and transported over 7 tonnes of aid so far.
We are continuing to collect donations but the focus has switched. Our counterparts in Poland are telling us the priority is now food.
You can still help, see the list below.
We recently received this email from a Ukrainian refugee, thanking everyone for their support.
Read her letter and account of leaving Ukraine here.
Your donations arrive in Poland.
Our teams at our depots are sorting items ready for loading and then sending your donations direct to centres in Poland to be given to refugees fleeing the conflict.
Items that are needed…
Please do not bring prescription medicine.
You can donate items at any of our depots;
Between 9:30am – 4:00pm
Monday – Friday
Anyone donating items is kindly asked to only leave items between 9:30am – 4:00pm so they can be gathered out of wet weather.
We’re planning regular trips, your items will be included in our next run.