Helping Ukraine

There’s no doubt you would have heard about the horrors that Ukraine is going through at the moment. Russian troops have been invading Ukraine since February and as a result, at present, there are estimated to be over 13,000 deaths and thousands more injured. Millions of Ukrainian nationals are attempting to flee Ukraine to bordering countries including Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. People across the world are wanting to help as much as they can; from fundraising, to educating there’s so much we can do.

Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)

DEC are currently in Ukraine and surrounding countries aiding Ukrainian nationals with providing food, water, shelter and medical assistance. By donating as little as £30, you can provide three victims with hygiene supplies for a month.

Students or staff can donate to the national Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal here. The Chaplaincy Service is also coordinating local donations of food and clothing items for refugees arriving in Poland.

University Support

The University’s Human Resources team have support on hand for those that need to talk if you’ve been directly affected by the events as well as the Wellbeing Centre Team. The Human Resources team have also organised a collection point for staff and students to donate survival equipment like torches, battery packs, sleeping bags, hygiene products, etc. Items can be donated at Witham House (located next to the University Sports Centre).

Local Collections

There are other collection points for similar items listed above, but each collection may specialise in collecting different things:

  • Boston Stump, St Botolph’s Church on Church Close in Boston – The Parish of Boston are supporting the Community Support Group with their collections of donations.
  • His Church, PO BOX 201 in Market Rasen, has launched Operation Manna 2022 to bring relief in the form of food, clothing and essential items to “innocent victims of war whose lives are being seriously affected by the crisis in their country”.  Anyone who would like to donate should contact the His Church Team on 03000 11 77 00 or via email at hisfood@hischurch.co.uk.
  • Pat Cook Funeral Services on Burton Road in Lincoln is asking people in the city and the surrounding areas send donations to them of clothes, toiletries, blankets, nappies and baby equipment, and food.
  • Nosey Parker, Crusader Road in Lincoln – the pub has teamed up with Polish School Lincoln to help with aid for displaced and remaining people of Ukraine.
  • Boston United Football Club, Pilgrim Way, Wyberton, Boston – the football club are accepting donations to help with the Ukraine Crisis Appeal. Donations can be dropped off at the Jakemans Community Stadium between 9.30am-5pm, Monday to Friday. The club are also taking monetary donations at at their next two home games on March 5 and 19.
  • Ignite Church Lincoln is working alongside Polish School Lincoln to gather supplies for Ukrainian families. Items can be dropped at the old Mamas and Papas store, St Marks, Lincoln. If you are unable to attend during these times, please contact Stephen Allen, 07795 568573, who will be able to arrange further dates at their storage unit.
  • Sir Robert Pattinson Academy, Moor Lane, North Hykeham – the school is now a drop-off point for donations, Monday to Friday between 9am-2.30pm. The school is also creating family care packages to support the appeal with essential items. Donations collected by the Academy will eb donated to Ignite Church in Lincoln for transportation to Poland for the fleeing Ukrainians.
  • Allen Archaeology, Whisby Lodge, Hillcroft Business Park, Whisby Road in Lincoln – donations can be taken to the offices between 7am-5pm, Monday to Friday, and given to officer manager Georgina at the main reception. Donations will be sent to Poland by Fundacja Ermed via the Polish School Lincoln.