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Colchester to Ukraine

Colchester to Ukraine: Humanitarian & Emergency Aid Campaign.

The campaign’s aim is very simple; to deliver much needed humanitarian aid directly from the community of Colchester urgently to refugees in need in Ukraine and neighbouring countries. This is a local not-for-profit initiative managed through the World Food Aid charity, Lion Walk Shopping Centre, The George Hotel Colchester, part of Surya Hotels and Surya Foods Ltd.

Their aim is to procure, produce, and deliver urgent aid to those in Ukraine and neighbouring countries. Lion Walk have opened a drop-off and fulfilment centre within the shopping precinct on Culver Street, near Primark, where the community can donate much needed items that will be sorted and dispatched. This operation is supported by a host of volunteers within Colchester and is open 11am to 3pm daily.

So how can the Colchester community help? There are two ways in which you can support:

– By donating through the following GoFundMe which will enable the cost price logistics and production of humanitarian food aid.

You can also donate any of the following essential new items at the Lion Walk Ukraine Humanitarian and Fulfilment Centre (NB: Please do not donate second hand items):

  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Sleeping bags
  • Bed linen
  • Tents
  • First aid kits
  • Bandages
  • Painkillers
  • Nappies
  • Toiletries
  • Torches with batteries
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Toys