Local Support for Local People
Delivering your donations to Ukraine
We have been overwhelmed by the level of support we have received since news broke on 24th February of the horrific situation in Ukraine.
On Friday 11th March, all the donations from the public were taken from our Fresh Start Charity Shop at Kersey Mill to Sorrelle's in Sudbury, who will be making the journey to Ukraine. Their vehicles are endorsed with the British Red Cross Humanitarian Support badges and we have been assured that your donations will be taken direct to those who have been impacted by the ongoing crisis.
How the Red Cross is helping Ukrainian people right now
So far, Red Cross teams in Ukraine have distributed over 30,000 food and hygiene parcels and provided food, warm clothes, and other aid to around 8,000 people sheltering in metro stations.
First aid training has also been delivered to over 2,000 people taking cover in metro stations and bomb shelters, so they have the skills to treat their loved ones if needed.
The British Red Cross is part of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), which unites 15 member charities who are experts in humanitarian aid and specialists in different areas of disaster response.