Funding, food, medical supplies and baby clothes – just a few of the items businesses on Brackmills are donating to the ‘Northampton Supports Ukraine’ appeal.
The appeal, to support people in Ukraine and refugees in Poland, is being led by Goodwill Solutions, and supported by Brackmills Business Improvement District (BID), West Northants Council and other local organisations.
Sara Homer, CEO of Brackmills BID, launched the estate’s support for the appeal this week.
“This is a humanitarian project that we all need to get behind and support,” said Sara. “Ten trucks have already taken equipment, food, and other essentials over to Poland and into areas of Ukraine. We need to do more. It is a 31-hour journey from here to the front line and each truck costs two thousand euros.”
John Sherriff, group development director of Goodwill Solutions added: “As well as financial donations we are appealing for first aid kits and medical supplies, clothing, tinned food, and lots of baby products which we are particularly short on. Families with young babies are arriving in Poland without clothes, food and even shoes so please donate if you can.
• To donate products visit Goodwill Solutions, 1056 Deer Park Road, NN3 6R between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Call 01604 422464 on arrival.
• There is a dedicated bank account for financial donations. Name Goodwill Solutions CIO, sort code 20-90-08, account number 63993264