A local Ukraine relief appeal has provided over £3,000 to the Polish Red Cross in Preston’s twin city, Kalisz.Advertisement
The Mayor of Preston’s appeal raised the funding over two weeks and transferred it to Kalisz to buy and deliver essential items to its partner city in Ukraine, Kamieniec Podolski.
The council transferred the initial balance of £1,320 securely to the Polish Red Cross, which purchased and delivered canned foods and medical supplies across the border, with a further £2,000 donated within the last week for transfer within the coming days.
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Mayor of Preston, Councillor Javed Iqbal, said: “It has been inspiring to see such generosity from the people of Preston.
“I would like to thank everyone who has donated to this critical cause – every pound adds up to make a real difference in such a terrible situation.
“The Mayor of Kalisz, Krystian Kinastowski, has also asked me to pass his gratitude to everyone who has donated.”
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The Mayor said the crisis in Ukraine is ongoing, with a variety of supplies still urgently needed, and encouraged continued assistance from those who can support the cause.
Mayor Iqbal said: “No matter how big or small the donations are, they are all appreciated.”
Those wishing to contribute can do so financially through the appeal or by donating supplies.
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Preston City Council said donors should ensure contributions are made through a reliable channel or source and urged people to check what is needed in advance before donating to local collection points.
To donate to the appeal, visit – https://www.preston.gov.uk/donationsforukraine
For other ways to support Ukraine, visit – https://www.preston.gov.uk/article/4992/Support-for-Ukraine
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