A group in Macclesfield collecting aid for Ukraine says it urgently needs more storage space.
Macclesfield Ukrainian Aid Collection Point is working to send vital aid and supplies to Ukraine but due to the high volumes of donations, they are now in need of larger storage space.
The group recently showed MP David Rutley the wide range of donations being received and said more space would enable them to further their work.
The group has so far successfully completed three convoys, and volunteers are currently planning their next visit.
They have been overwhelmed by the support from the local community, who’ve donated an array of medical supplies, food and hygiene products.
The group is also supporting families who have travelled from Ukraine, through the Homes for Ukraine Scheme.
They’re helping them settle into their new homes and ensuring they have everything they need.
Families flying the conflict have been provided with day to day living items – such as clothes, prams and bicycles.
Now, due to the high volume of donations, the group is in need of further storage space.
Mr Rutley said he has been able to secure a garage for the group to use, free of charge for the next three months.
However, a more permanent solution is needed and the group would welcome offers of available storage space.
Speaking about the group David said: “I have seen first-hand the vital work the Macclesfield Ukrainian Aid Collection Point Group have been doing both in Ukraine and locally.
“The support from the community, as always, has been tremendous. I hope local businesses or residents who may have available space will contact the group – they deserve all the support they can get.
“I look forward to working with them, as the group plan their next convoy to Ukraine.”
To raise money for the next convoy, Macclesfield Ukrainian Aid Collection Point has organised a raffle (to be drawn on 30th June).
Prizes to be won include a meal for two with a bottle of house wine and a round of golf for four people.