NRS Healthcare staff in Buckinghamshire have donated mobility equipment and much needed items to support people in the Ukraine affected by the ongoing crisis.
The Safe+Well team and colleagues from the Aylesbury depot gathered items such as blankets, toiletries, medicines and nappies, to support a local appeal run by Ukrainian nationals who wanted to do everything to help those affected.
The depot also donated walking frames, crutches, tech wipes and gloves from its own stock, which were very much welcomed.
Linda Ellis, a Senior Occupational Therapist, who has worked for NRS Healthcare in Aylesbury, for eight years, said:
“We were asked by the local Ukrainian appeal if we could support the Ukranian refugees and didn’t hesitate. We are very thankful to all of our colleagues for getting involved and were able to fill two vans with our donations. The volunteers were ever so grateful for everything and especially for the crutches and walking frames.”
The donations were taken to nearby Waddesdon Hall, one of three places taking donations, before they were then sorted and packed and taken to Didcot where an HGV was leaving for Lviv, a city not far from the Polish border in Western Ukraine.
For anyone who would like to support the humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and surrounding countries, you can make a donation to dedicated appeals such as the Disaster Emergency Committeeor the British Red Cross.
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