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Residents urged to continue to support Ukraine appeal

27 February 2023

Residents are being urged to continue to help support relief efforts in Ukraine, one year on from the start of the country’s invasion.

The plea comes from city leaders following a poignant vigil held in Cathedral Square last week which was attended by dozens of well-wishers.

There are several ways that people can help the appeal including making donations to charities, becoming a translation buddy, providing furniture for refugees or helping to house them. For more information and to get involved visit here.

Cllr Wayne Fitzgerald, Leader of Peterborough City Council, said: “We continue to stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and will do all we can to support organisations in the UK and abroad to help this ongoing urgent appeal.

“The situation in Ukraine has shocked and saddened people all over the world and continues to leave thousands of people in need of vital, lifesaving aid. There are many ways that you can help, so if you can spare some time, money or other resources please get involved.”

Meanwhile, a group of individuals from Peterborough, who have been supporting Ukrainian refugee communities in Poland and Ukraine since the start of the war are preparing to make their seventh delivery of vital supplies of food and medical equipment.

On 15 March the group, who have also raised nearly £50,000 for the cause, will journey to southern Poland and are appealing for people to help donate to their supplies. You can donate at: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/helpingukrainesurgeons

They need:

  • Rice, noodles, pasta

  • Tinned foods – meat, vegetables, beans, fish, soup

  • Pasta sauces

  • Aspirin/paracetamol

  • Flour, oats

  • Tea, coffee

  • Sanitary products for women

  • Torches with spare batteries

  • Camping stoves

You can make donations to the group, with collection points based at the following locations:

  • The Granary Cafe, Stamford Road, Helpston Heath

  • St Botolph's Church, Thorpe Road, Peterborough

  • The Bluebell pub Helpston

  • Princebuild in Empson Road, Peterborough.

For further details contact Richard Astle on richard@athene-communications.co.uk or 07885 252571.

You can also watch videos from the group's previous trips here and find out more about their work here.