Despite the necessity to keep the business going, I have found it extremely difficult to post on social media lately. I guess the majority of us are sitting watching the awful events unfold in the Ukraine and feel at a loss to help.
Throughout the pandemic, I continually shared posts to try and put a smile on peoples faces. Everyone lived in fear of catching the dreadful virus and some of us still do. This invasion by Russia however, makes Covid now seem rather insignificant. We see women and children fleeing the Ukraine, being separated from their husbands, fathers and sons to seek refuge in neighbouring countries. People are losing their homes and lives. The photos on social media of those who have packed up and taken their pets with them are heartbreaking.
I've never been politically minded but this is a humanitarian crisis. If like me, you are wondering what you can do, google 'Ukraine Donations' as there will be local collection areas near you for making any donations. I believe the list below will give you an idea of what they are looking for:
● Blankets/sleeping bags/sleeping mats/duvets (2nd hand but in good condition is ok)
● Winter Shoes and winter boots (2nd hand but in good condition is ok)
● Winter/waterproof Jackets only. (2nd hand but in good condition is ok)
● Baby Formula
● Baby bottles and teats
● Pet Food
● Soap and shower Gel
● Toothpaste and brushes
● Toilet rolls
● Rubbish bags
● Thermos flasks.
● First Aid kits & products
● Sanitary products
● Tourniquet/pressure straps
● Bandages & dressings
The British Red Cross, Save The Children and Oxfam are taking monetary donations.
Every donation will make a difference.
Thank you for taking the time to read.