We are appalled at what is happening in Ukraine right now and have decided to do what little we can to help the brave people of Ukraine. We have teamed up with ALB Ukraine Central Donation Hub (Abbey-Fields, Colchester) to get valuable supplies and resources shipped to Ukraine immediately. The donation centre is ensuring that essential supplies are getting to Ukraine where needed, in as little as 48 hours.
We feel we must share how devastating this is, raise awareness, and send out our support, love, and thoughts to the brave Ukrainian people at this time.
To support the people of Ukraine we have set up a JustGiving page, which you can access here and donate to. https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/steve-welham-1
Our aim is to raise as much money as we can, keep up to speed with the essential supplies that are needed and use the money raised to purchase essential supplies and get them delivered to the delivery centre and then into Ukraine. In times like this we must stand together and do more.
Our target is £2000 but we are keen to smash this and any support you can offer is hugely appreciated. If you have any of the below supplies spare, please donate to a donation centre.
- Period/sanitary products
- Baby formula
- Sleeping mats
- Winter coats/warm clothes
- Nappies/baby sanitary supplies
- Baby formula
- Pet food
- Head/regular torches
- Camping supplies
- Tinned and packets of food
- Winter boots size 8 and above
- Sleeping bags
As mentioned above, we will be donating to Abbey-Fields donation centre in Colchester. Please donate to our JustGiving page to help support this, or alternatively we have included some donation centres below that may be local to you for donations. The Sun has also published locations to donate to with instructions on how.
If you are keen to donate, we urge you to find a donation centre near to you. However if you may struggle to do this, please donate to our JustGiving or an alternate donation page to share your support and help the people of Ukraine today.
Other organisations to support
Support Ukraine NOW – Worldwide network with resources for donating, protesting, and volunteering. The website includes country specific tips for over 20 countries.
With Ukraine, is a special fund to provide humanitarian assistance to Ukraine’s civilian population established by the Embassy of Ukraine in the UK
The UNHCR Refugee Agency emergency appeal to help ensure that Ukrainians forced to flee their homes are sheltered and safe.
The Red Cross have established a Ukraine Crisis Appeal to provide food, water, first aid, medicine, warm clothes, and shelter.
Defend Ukraine have collated a list of fundraisers, charities, and donation links in support of Ukraine, covering financial and humanitarian aid, medical supplies, and military support.
The Ukraine Crisis Media Center has published a list of recommendations of charities in Ukraine to support.
Ukraine Charity, London: humanitarian appeal – Ukraine Charity are a UK registered charity.
British-Ukrainian Aid – supports people suffering from the war and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine by aligning UK and Ukrainian efforts.
The Kyiv Independent needs support to continue reporting on the ground from Ukraine.
Trusted colleagues of ours are also advising donating to the National Bank of Ukraine, to transfer direct funding to the Ukrainian armed forces. The account accepts several currencies including GBP, EUR, USD, and CHF.
We understand this time is deeply upsetting for everyone and we encourage everyone to stay up to date with the evolving situation and helping however possible. Below is a list of reliable news sources to stay up to date.
Additionally, we have included a link to a petition advocating for visa requirements to be waived for Ukrainian refugees arriving in the UK. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/609530
We’d like to finish by saying a big thankyou to anyone who supports, shares, or donates at this time. Our thoughts are with the Ukrainian people and the brave Russian people who are advocating against the invasion and against Putin. We are standing with you.