Everyone, yes, everyone can be charitable whether it’s giving your time, home, expertise, money, goods or just talking to someone who needs someone to listen. Here are some ways to show your support:
DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee) is made up of 15 agencies including the British Red Cross, Oxfam and Save the Children, and works with local partners in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to help provide food, water, shelter and medical assistance. The UK Government will match pound-for-pound up to £20 M donated by the public.
• telephone 0370 60 60 900 or
• send a cheque payable to ‘DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal’, posted to DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, PO Box 999, London EC3A 3AA
• Text DONATE to 70150. Texts cost £10 plus your standard network charge.
Donate on the Polish Social Club in Southampton Just Giving page. Check in on their Facebook page for the latest information about their appeal.
Buy a Ukraine flag ribbon, brooch, pin lapel badge for eg. £2.95 (pictured). etsy.com/uk/listing/1185479320
A former Commanding Officer from the Army Infantry Reserves has compiled a wishlist of items you can order that will benefit Ukrainian conscripts. amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/285CPE2H87QYF?ref_=wl_share
Sailors-society.org / 023 8051 5950
The government’s Homes for Ukraine Scheme. Register online: gov.uk/register-interest-homes-ukraine
Southampton Polish Club are delivering goods to the region. The drop-off point is Toys R Us, SO15 1QJ. Open Wed 5-7pm, Th 1 – 7pm, Fri 4:30 – 7pm, Sat 10 – 3pm. Best items are meat & fish cans, dry food, breakfast cereals, coffee, tea, medical supplies, baby food and milk, flashlights & batteries. See FB Polski Klub Southampton for daily updates.
Example: Laura Rice, 62, and her husband Ken, 65, from Andover, took Molly the motorhome and set off for the border with tea, coffee and food as well as warm clothing and the promise of lifts as well as the use of their shower.
Be a convoy driver to Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine www.van-aid.co.uk
Maritime charity, Sailors’ Society, launched a Ukrainian Crisis Appeal to support the 75,000 Ukrainian seafarers who may be thousands of miles from loved ones.
Comment and tell us of what your community is doing to support Ukraine.