Somerset Aid for Ukraine

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Project by Kate

We did it
On 2nd March 2023 we successfully raised £10,883 with 111 supporters in 56 days

This Somerset team of volunteers raises funds to send medical supplies and humanitarian aid direct to where it is needed in Ukraine

 New stretch target

The more money we raise the more medical and humanitarian aid supplies we can keep sending to help those in need in Ukraine


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1671839364_dd7d3208-f6d7-4334-baf7-1883d3e6e9e2.jpegThe war in Ukraine has had a devastating impact on Ukraine's health system and infrastructure.

Destroyed healthcare facilities and disrupted chains of medical supplies pose a grave threat to civilians and military personnel alike. Many healthcare workers are displaced or unable to work themselves. Hospitals have had to be repurposed and staff retrained to manage major trauma and battlefield injuries. 

There are shortages of basic medications, first aid items and medical equipment required for trauma care / battle field injuries.

Russian has continued to target Ukrainian power stations  - many Ukrainians are now facing a desperate winter, in subzero temperatures with no heating or cooking facilities. Troops will struggle to stay warm defending frontlines.

Somerset Aid for Ukraine has been at the forefront of efforts to assist both military personnel and civilians trying to survive in Ukraine. They have been successfully sending humanitarian aid direct to where it is needed using local contacts.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-61324465.amp

Somerset Aid for Ukraine regularly reviews and updates what is required as requested by those on the frontline. This ensures best use of funding, resources and volunteer time along the supply chain between Somerset and Ukraine.

Medical supplies, generators and power packs are high on the priority list currently.

For those who would rather donate specific items we have an Amazon wish list where items can be purchased and delivered to us for onward transfer to Ukraine.

Please see our website for the most up to date wish list as well as links to purchase tickets for fundraising events (eg Ukrainian cultural evenings and Ukrainian music events).

The website also contains information of recent fundraising events and successful aid deliveries.

https://www.somersetaidforukraine.org/

Alternatively for anyone preferring to directly purchase medical supplies, Somerset Aid for Ukraine has an account with Reflex Medical- a south west based medical supplies company. 

Reflex Medical (like many UK based medical suppliers) is actively supporting medical aid for Ukraine with favourable pricing of items for export 

reflexmedical.co.uk

0800 862 0344

Donations can be made to the account by emailing 

[email protected] quoting our account number SQ-00001442

Medical items come and go from stock very quickly so at present we are building up a list of essential trauma items that are expected to come back in stock from January 2023. All monies received on account will be used to purchase medical supplies which can be delivered direct to us for onwards transport to Ukraine.

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