How to help Ukraine
How to help Ukraine
Where to send money, local donation points, and fundraisers
Where to donate money
The Disasters Emergency Committee
DEC charities are providing food, water, shelter and healthcare to refugees and displaced families.The UK Government will match donations from the public pound-for-pound up to £20 million, meaning your support will go even further.
The whole child population of Ukraine, 7.5 million children, is now at risk as the conflict continues to escalate. Help to protect families in Ukraine. Donate here.
Where to drop donations
See their Facebook page for the latest updates.
Ashley Centre, Epsom
The old H&M unit opposite Boots in the Ashley Centre has been set up as a collection centre for Ukraine. Essential items have been flooding in and volunteers are working alongside a national group to coordinate what items are most urgently required and arranging the transportation to get things to where they are desperately needed. Essential items currently urgently needed are medical supplies (bandages, wound pads, elastic bands, paracetamol, ibuprofen and anti-burn cream, torches (not too large) powerbanks 10,000MAH+, night and thermal vision equipment, sleeping bags and yoga or camping mats (preferably dark colour), men’s thermal socks, gloves and hats, large thermal tops and bottoms, military men’s boots size 42+ and warm insoles, balaclavas, dark medium size rucksacks, knee pads, military vests, hunting or fishing vests with pockets, thermoses, cereal bars, dried food and sandbags. More volunteers to help take in donations and sort them are also desperately needed in the hub during the centre trading hours 9am – 6.00pm (Monday – Saturday) and 10.30am – 4.30pm on Sundays. Please email or call Councillor Neil Dallen for details of volunteering at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07775 610332. Donations can be made at the hub or online on the website at: www.surreystandswithukraine.org For more information please contact The Ashley Centre at email@example.com or call 01372 742548
The Polish White Eagle Club, Balham
Several other local groups have called for supplies, which they are sorting through, packaging and sending directing to Ukraine. We are in touch now with some of them to find out exactly what they need and when. Check back to this page soon. If you are a group, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Local fundraisers and events
The Mayor of London will lead a march of thousands of Londoners and visitors to the capital this Saturday 24 March to send a message of solidarity to the people of Ukraine, as Ukrainian President Zelensky appealed to people across the world to show their support.
‘London stands with Ukraine’ will begin with a solidarity march from Park Lane at 2pm. It will then proceed past Piccadilly Circus, where Yoko Ono’s ‘IMAGINE PEACE’ message, commissioned by CIRCA in collaboration with Serpentine, will be displayed on Piccadilly Lights, before a vigil and speeches will take place in Trafalgar Square from 3-5pm.
Dinner For Hope will raise money for the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal and Refugee Action Kingston. Suggested donation is £15 and it will take place at Kingsgate Church in Kingston on Friday 22 April. email@example.com
A local designer has created a beautiful sunflower print – sunflowers are Ukraine’s national flower. 100% of sales will go to British Ukraine Aid. It’s available in two sizes and you can either select the quote ‘Keep your face to the sunshine and you won’t see the shadows’ or choose your own. £12 to £20 depending on size. More info.
Outside the Box
Top comedians including Seann Walsh and Maff Brown are heading to The Fighting Cocks in Kingston on 8 March for a fundraising evening. Tickets are £10. Tickets
Eat out to Dine Out For Ukraine
Phil Howard & Rebecca Mascarenhas are hosting a charity dinner on 14 March across five of its restaurants. Staff are working for free and suppliers have generously offered ingredients. Tomos Parry will host one of the dinners in Putney. Tickets for each event will be priced at just £15 per person plus a voluntary donation of a minimum of £110. All donations will go to The British Red Cross Ukraine appeal and UNICEF. More info.
Paddle for Peace
On March 12 at Tamesis Club in Teddington, join other paddleboarders, kayakers and rowers to paddle for peace by wearing blue and yellow and donating what you can.
Open Mic Night
A special open mic in support of Ukraine at Kingston’s Ram Jam Records on 10 March, with a jam featuring All Seeing Ra. There will also be a live art auction with the art being created during the event. Tickets are free with donations taken on the night.