Children in need in Ukraine

by Vans without Boarders/Philip and Kyle Spring/Dave Hatch in Salisbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Children in need in Ukraine

Total raised £60

£5,000 target 42 days left
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Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 11th July 2024 at 6:02pm

Me, my son Kyle and my good Friend Paul Rose are raising money to support vulnerable children in Ukraine

by Vans without Boarders/Philip and Kyle Spring/Dave Hatch in Salisbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

1715973233_img-20240511-wa0059.jpgAs many of you already know, this will be our second trip to Ukraine leaving in August. Myself, my son Kyle Spring and my good friend Paul Rose 

This time we are raising money and also asking for clothing donations, in particular winter clothing, and also football shirts for children from birth to 15 years old. We will be helping orphanages, disabled childrens homes, children's hospitals and hospices.

Reflecting back now on our last trip, has allowed the whirlwind of emotions to really  hit home, we will continue to support Ukraine for as many years as it takes, and I hope you will all remain part of the team. 

Your help and donations and our work, combined together made a real difference. The orphanages we visisted ted and the children we met will always remain in my heart. There was one young boy in particular who I noticed was afraid of us. Stayed well away unlike all the other kids. I learnt he was from Bucha, and lost both his, parents in 2022, I dread to think what he saw or experienced. My heart took over and I had try and connect with him in some sort of way, and luckily my immature side finally became useful. To make a sad child smile and laugh really was a defining moment, a memory that I'll never forget. We really hope to return to the same Orphanage in August of they are still in need of help. 

Being on the ground in Ukraine, seeing the destruction, and hearing the tragic stories of families being split apart, children who have lost 1 or both parents, and Soilders who proudly show us photos of their wife's and children, then explained they haven't seen them for over a year was a mix of anger and sadness.

Bu also seeing the Ukrainian people, who all were just living life day by day, despite the hardships and sacrifices, were all so friendly, and made us all feel like part of the family was genuinely heartwarming. 

Our experience has ignited a fire to do even more, try even harder and raise even more to support Ukrianian Children, who 2 years ago led a normal life, had dreams and aspirations, had families, brothers, sisters, mums and dads. A tear runs down my face as I write this to you all, it's hard to keep the emotions back. 

Part of ours hearts remain in Ukraine. I wish I could explain fully in words the emotions we feel, but can't seem to find meaningful enough words. 

All I can say is we need you all to be a part of our team once more , to look inside yourself and give as much as you can. Ukraine is a country full of amazing people,respectful and grateful for our help, but we feel more respect than ever for them, we get to return home to safety, yet they have to live their life's in a warzone, with the constant threat of missiles or drone strikes. 

I hope I have explained everything well enough and you can find it in your hearts to sacrifice your hard earned money to help the Children of Ukraine. 

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