1,346 Miles

1,346 Miles

The Ukrainian flag flying from a house in Melton Mowbray, 3rd March 2022

Melton Mowbray is roughly 1,346 miles from Kyiv and has been coming terms with Vladimir Putin's invasion over the last 10 days. Melton has historically a large Polish community and a relief effort has sprung up which has grown momentum during the last week.
Donations of clothing, food and health goods have regularly been dropped off at the Polish Club in the town with an growing army of volunteers sorting, packing and then delivering the goods to distribution centres in the region where they will then be dispatched in HGVs to Poland and the Ukrainian border.
There are other, more direct ways in which to support the country of course, with DEC, the Disasters Emergency Committee being one of the largest in the UK.

Magdalena Antończyk, co-organiser of the relief effort

Karolina Wosztyl, co-organiser of the relief effort

A van ready to take sorted donations to the Derby hub

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