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Collecting aid for Ukraine across Berkshire and Wiltshire

Are you looking for a meaningful way to support people affected by the war in Ukraine?
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With HUGS – Help Ukraine Group Support, if you're local to Newbury, Hungerford or Marlborough you can help those in need by donating  items which we will send to Ukraine.

See our current list of vital needs  - updated 17th April 2024. 

​We organise Aid Collections for much needed items for Ukraine.  We then work with a number of partner organisations to get this aid directly to Ukraine and Ukrainians most affected by the war.  We can also organise collection of bulk donations or surplus stock including (but not limited to) medical and hospital equipment, vehicles (inc 4x4s and vans) and power generators.

We accept donations of aid from individuals and businesses for a wide variety of items. Just get in touch via our Contact page and we will arrange a drop-off or collection.

If you are considering volunteering then please visit our Volunteer page.

Learn more about us on our What we do page.

Cash donations are vital to enable us to purchase supplies and run our aid collection days. If you can help, please visit our Donate page.

Our 9th donation day at Chieveley was another success with us obtaining much needed aid for Ukraine.​​ From 8am, with our ever helpful volunteers we were setting up in the Village Hall, organising parking, all ready to receive donors with their donations at 9am.​ Prior to the day, our event was promoted widely. We hand delivered 2,000 Flyers to houses in the areas around Chieveley and small businesses. Also, via Facebook, Village Notice Boards, Next Door, Parish Magazines and emails to our various contacts.​ The donations on the day were sorted, boxed and labelled according to type. In addition, mobility aids, wheelchairs, gym equipment were stored outside. All ready to be taken to our various contacts for transportation to Ukraine. The equivalent of three large transit vans were filled and transported to SHAP at Swindon for forwarding to Ukraine. A further five carloads were filled which got to Ukraine via our Wantage and Oxford contacts. We were, eventually, clear of the hall by 5pm. Tired and weary but satisfied that it was a very successful day. SHAP, prior to this donation day, came to us on a further four occasions to collect aid from our storage lock up. We want to thank all of our donors who not only come on the day but contact us with aid for Ukraine in between times.​ It is not possible to request all the types of aid required on our flyers. We get regular requests via our contacts with Ukraine for specific requirements.​ We are able to purchase these requirements via donations made to us via PayPal. If you can help in this way to enable us to buy special requested items, please do so using the Donate button.

Many thanks for your interest and support for helping us to help Ukraine in defending their sovereignty.​ Together we can make a difference and help those most affected by the war.

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