MAD Aid UK is collecting items to send to Ukrainian people affected by the war.  They will deliver goods to refugees in Moldova and, they hope, eventually to Ukraine. The Uplands Group of Churches has offered to coordinate collections in Creaton. The following items are needed:

baby milk formula; pampers all sizes; feminine hygiene products; underwear for children & women (new); hairbrushes, toothbrushes & toiletries; bedding, towels, duvets, blankets, pillows. bed linen single beds; coats & thermal clothes; socks and gloves, slippers (new); waterproof clothes; tents, folding beds and sleeping bags, inflatable mattresses; single-use plates and cutlery; heaters, electric generators, extension cables; cleaning products; non perishable foods. 

If you can donate any of these items, please deliver to:
Alison Cave, Greenbank, High Street, Creaton or
Kate de Vries, High Point, 20 The Green, Creaton.
Alternatively, you can donate cash at Creaton Village Shop (they are asking for donations in £25 chunks if possible) and all funds will be used to purchase a selection of the above items.

MAD Aid UK is a UK-based charity (reg Charity no 1150955). It started as an Aid project, delivering medical equipment no longer needed by NHS hospitals in the UK to hospitals in Moldova, officially recognised as “the poorest country in Europe”. Moldova is currently struggling to cope with and help the massive influx  of refugees from the Ukraine, with which it shares its northern border.