A message from Jamie Whittaker:
“Hello, Jen Savaris and I are flying out to Poland on the 8th of March to bring selected items from the refugee appeal list to Medyka bordering Ukraine where over 50,000 refugees are arriving every day. We are self-funding the trip and limited with what we can bring as we are flying over, we want to give directly to those in need and see what other assistance we can offer whilst there to the amazing volunteering groups already out there and build a relationship with the organisations so we can share that with the people in the UK who want to further support them.
We have an allowance of 160kg to fly out with and the items we need the most to take with us are:
- Sanitary pads
- Toothpaste and toothbrushes
- Miniature First aid kits
- Warm Hats
- Packaged soaps
We also have a fundraising page if anyone would like to financially support our efforts whilst out there, after emptying the luggage on Day 1 we will then go and refill a further 160kg each day we are there by purchasing things needed such as food, baby goods and anything else the charities request. Where we can, we are going to try and pass some of the stuff on to those still in the Ukraine and especially those being denied entry into the bordering countries.
The fundraising page is available HERE
BACS bank transfer: Jennifer Savaris, Sort Code: 09-01-28, Account number: 64195110
All donations will be made transparent, and we will be keeping all receipts as proof of where donations are going. If you can support our efforts, we would be extremely grateful. Thank you so much. Jamie & Jen (The Gherkin & Perry’s Pantry Foodbank).
Please drop off at The Gherkin. Let staff know it’s for Ukraine not the kindness kabinet.”
The MEN also has an article about Jen and Jamie’s trip HERE