Donations for Ukraine

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As a Benefice and community, we normally have some sort of appeal during Lent. Last year we supported Tent for Lent, and raised over £2,000 which bought 6 family tents for refugees. After some consideration and the changing situation in Ukraine, it has been decided that we will do all we can to support ordinary Ukrainian people affected by what is happening there.
There are different ways in which we, as a community, can do this; either donating material items or donating financially.

Forest Voluntary Action Forum in Cinderford are collecting donations to support those who have been displaced or impacted as a result of the war in Ukraine.

Donations will be transported to Poland on Saturday 5th March. They will then go to camps and institutions near the border where people from Ukraine are staying.

They are requesting the following:
– nappies (any size)
– baby bottles
– baby food
– dry baby food
– wipes
– milk formula
– first aid measures
– hygienic materials and cosmetics (sanitary pads, tooth brushes and paste, soap etc.)
– dry food

Items can be dropped off at:
Forest Voluntary Action Forum
Rheola House, Belle Vue Centre
Cinderford, GL14 2AB

FVAF will be open for donations at the following times:
Tuesday 1st March – 10:00 – 4:30
Wednesday 2nd March 9:00 – 4:30
Thursday 3rd March 9:00 – 4:30

For those of you who would prefer to make a cash donation, The British Red Cross, working with the Ukrainian Red Cross Society, and Care International, through People in Need, are supporting people in Ukraine.
Web sites for donations are below:
https://donate.redcross.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-crisis-appeal
https://donate.careinternational.org.uk/page/100295/donate/1?ea.tracking.id=e75_homepage

You can give to either or both of these organisations directly via their websites, but if you are unable to do this, or would prefer not to, you can give a donation at any of our churches to the Vicar or the Treasurer in cash and it will be collated and transferred to the relevant charity or give via BACS into the Benefice charity account, where again donations will be collated and transferred.

For more details regarding BACS information, please email the Vicar, Mike Barnsley, mike@cinderford-churches.org.uk.

And obviously, please do continue to pray!

Pale blue background with an image of dots in the colours of the Ukrainian flag (dark blue and yellow). Plus the words "Donations for Ukraine" and logos for British Red Cross, Care, FVAF, Cinderford Churches and an image of a handprint with blue and yellow and the flag of Ukraine.