Ukraine refugee appeal seeks support from businesses

Published: Thu 17th March, 2022

  • Members of the Polish community join members of the Charnwood community at the Sockman in Loughborough to show support for the people of Ukraine.

Loughborough’s Polish community is calling for businesses to support their appeal to help Ukrainian refugees.

The Polish Community Centre in Loughborough, which is co-ordinating the effort, says it needs underwear of all sizes and bedding including duvets, pillows and sheets to send to Poland for the refugees. All items must be new as second hand goods are not required.

The Polish Community Centre is open to receive donations on the following days:

  • Friday (March 18) - 10am until 6pm
  • Saturday (March 19) - 10am until 6pm
  • Sunday (March 20) - 10am until 2pm
  • Monday (March 21) - 10am until 6pm
  • Tuesday (March 22) - 10am until 6pm

A lorry is booked for Wednesday March 23 to deliver the items so the deadline for donations is 6pm on Tuesday, March 22. The lorry will arrive in Poland on the following Saturday where the items will be distirbuted to other locations to help refugees.

For more information, visit the Polish Community Centre’s Facebook page.

Charnwood Borough Council is helping to share information about the appeal.