West Oxfordshire District Council is opening a donation centre in Carterton to enable residents to bring supplies to support the people of Ukraine affected by the conflict.
Residents who want to make donations of supplies can do so at Carterton Leisure Centre in Broadshires Way.
A dedicated area in the centre has been set up for donations to be dropped off with staff on hand to support.
The following items are in urgent need to support refugees -
- Dried food (Long-life items only)
- Bottled Water (unopened)
- First Aid Supplies (unopened)
- Toiletries & Sanitary Items (unopened)
- Clean Warm Clothes & Underwear
- Sleeping Bags (No duvets or pillows)
- Children’s toys (small such as colouring books, teddies and pens)
People are urged to only bring items which appear on this list as these have been deemed as ‘much needed’ by organisations on the ground in the Ukraine.
The collection point at the Carterton Leisure Centre opens tomorrow (Wednesday 9th March) and members of the public can follow the signage on site to drop off items which will be distributed to organisations on the ground in Ukraine, helping to deliver aid where needed. The leisure centre is open from 6am to 10pm Monday - Friday and 7am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday.
If residents are unable to donate items, they can still donate to the National Disaster Emergency Committee appeal. They will distribute funds raised to a number of large charities supporting the people of Ukraine.
The address of Carterton Leisure Centre is: Broadshires Way, Carterton, OX18 1AA