Mayor of Preston Appeal for Donations for Ukraine
4 March 2022
Preston's Polish twin city seeks donations to help with Ukraine crisis.
The Mayor of Preston has been formally approached for support by our Polish twin city Kalisz urgently providing finance and supplies to the Ukrainian city Kamieniec Podolski. With a longstanding relationship between Kamieniec Podolski and Kalisz, the Ukranian city has issued a list of vital supplies to their Polish partner that Preston has been asked to support.
In order to meet the urgent need for these items, on behalf of Mayor of Preston, Preston City Council is hosting a donation page on thie website that will allow residents, communities and businesses to donate funds that will be transferred directly to the Mayor of the city Kalisz for the purchase and transfer of the necessary medical and other supplies to Ukraine.
How to donate
To donate visit the Preston City Council website and complete the following online form:
Mayor of Preston, Councillor Javed Iqbal said:
"Many of us are watching what is happening in Ukraine with great sadness, and I know there is a growing desire across all of our communities to help in some way.
While there are a number of great causes and organisations that are either raising money or collecting donations for Ukrainians, it is my honour to share the personal request from the Mayor of Kalisz, our twin city, to help him help both refugees and, for as long as they are able, directly transport supplies across the border.
On his behalf, I ask that those who are able to support this worthy and urgent cause to give generously - and remind you that when we work together, every pound adds up to make a real difference."
Other ways to donate
There are a variety of ways to donate locally and nationally either financially or through supplies and we urge anyone wishing to do so to ensure all donations are through a trustworthy source. Examples include:
- The Red Cross
- Save the Children
- International Rescue Committee
- Caritas Ukraine
- World Jewish Relief
- Disasters Emergency Committee