Aid Out / Refugees Back

by Paolo Arrigo in Harrow, Greater London, United Kingdom

Total raised £7,910

raised so far



Aid Out / Refugees Back. With 2 trips done, 23 refugees taken to safety we leave 14/8 to raise awareness, take aid and assist refugees.

by Paolo Arrigo in Harrow, Greater London, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

We were on the Ukraine border just days after the conflict started and know what is needed on the ground and how to collect and distribute refugees - We need high grade aid items like food, tents, sleeping bags, powerbanks and good walkie talkies and also to give toward fuel for cars going out to Poland - Aid Out Refugees Back.

  • On the outbreak of war with Ukraine, I decided I couldn't watch another TV report and giving fifty quid to a charity, for me, wasn't enough. So I literally packed my car, bought some aid items to deliver but my aim was to come back with refugees from the Polish border with my mate Ali (19) riding shotgun. I left 28/2/2022 delivered my aid to Caritas at the border 2/3, registered with the police and was assigned a family to drop off in Katowice, about 6 hours away. They were a lovely family, minus dad who stayed to fight, the children were the same age as my children and they have kept in touch since. 
  • 2nd trip was 15th of March, I took my son (18) with aid (pictured below next to the Sister at Caritas in Lublin) and we took collectively 20 refugees to safety
  • 3rd trip 14th of August, update to follow but we want to raise awareness what is going on on the ground, right at the border and to bring aid out and take refugees to safety as before. 1660057905_ukraine_paolo_2nd_trip_aid_caritas.jpg

Ukraine needs our help. Please support our trips to collect refugees and drop them off to addresses en route to the UK or the UK itself. We will use the money to buy high grade aid from medical supplies and walkie talkies to tents and sleeping bags as well as food aid and to help cover some of the costs. The situation is dire and the trips are very emotional and sobering. Any help you can give is appreciated. 

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