The overwhelming generosity of Suffolk people bringing aid for Ukraine has been monumental.
“We have been overwhelmed by the tsunami of kindness and generosity shown in abundance from the Suffolk community and have by default ended up being a distribution centre for the whole of Suffolk at Hall Farm. What started as a cry for help to support my brother Oliver Horsman’s aid effort driving three transit vans to the Romanian -Ukraine borders, and an Instagram post by FOLK Café, snowballed support from hundreds of volunteers and donations escalating to fill 3 vans, twelve 40ft curtain-side lorries, three sprinter vans and three 7.5 tonne lorries, exceeding everyone’s expectations” – Gina Long MBE
As the crisis deepens, we at GeeWizz and our Suffolk community are being asked to transfer our efforts to financial support freeing up vital lines of distribution which can now be handled by the Disaster Emergency Committee who are working tirelessly to get the needed items to the escalating number of refugees.
Disasters Emergency Committee
The best way to offer help is to make a donation to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal from the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)
which will go towards food, shelter and healthcare for refugees and displaced families.
The UK Government will match donations from the public pound-for-pound up to £20 million. *This is largest ever aid-match contribution.
You can donate here: https://donation.dec.org.uk/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal
“We would like to thank the whole Suffolk community, our volunteers and friends for their outstanding community spirit, energy and support; we are forever grateful” added Gina Long MBE
DEC charities are based in Ukraine and neighbouring countries meeting the needs of all refugees
• £30 donation could provide essential hygiene supplies for three people for one month
• £50 could provide blankets for four families a
• £100 could provide emergency food for two families for one month.
The fundraising for the West Suffolk Humanitarian Aid Appeal that GeeWizz has received to date will pay for the transportation of collected aid to date to include fuel, Eurostar tunnel fees, export fees and road tolls. All funds received via our Ukraine Appeal are separated for transparency and will be shared on-line in due course.