Midlothian’s Voluntary (3rd) sector have today released the following:
The Church in Newtongrange and Newtongrange Development Trust are organising a collection point in Newtongrange to help people from Ukraine. The transfer will go from Edinburgh to Przemyśl to support mostly women and kids who escaped to Poland. Please read carefully what’s needed and how to pack the parcels before bringing anything to collection point as this is very important. We are looking for: Diapers; Milk powder; Sanitary products (shampoos, soaps, toothpastes, brushes, liquid soaps, bath lotions for children); Reflective vests; Sleeping bags for children and adults; Energy / nutritional bars; Mattress covers, disposable pillowcases bed linen, blankets (new ones only); Baby milk /water bottles; Squeezed food (tubes, fruits pouches) for small children; Crayons, colouring books, stickers. Important!!! Please pack your things into a box or alternatively a bag with a clear label what’s inside, how many kg in total, but leave the box open as this might need to be re-organised before transfer. Collection point: ‘The Pool’ Newtongrange – Main Street, old pool location next to a big sign Newtongrange. Friday 4/03/2022 9.30am -11.30am Drivers needed: Looking for drivers with a van or big car to transfer parcels on Friday or Saturday to main collection point in Edinburgh.
The Disasters Emergency Committee brings together 15 leading UK aid charities, raising funds to quickly and effectively respond to overseas disasters. At Ukraine’s borders with Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Moldova, huge numbers of people are arriving with only what they can carry. DEC charities and their local partners are in Ukraine and in neighbouring countries providing food, water, shelter and medical assistance. The UK Government will match pound-for-pound up to £20 million donated by the public to this appeal DEC UKRAINE APPEAL