Please help Thame support Ukraine

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Council, Deputy Mayor, Cllr Nigel Champken-Woods, who was chairing the meeting, made the following speech which was met with a round of applause from the members:
“Along with the rest of our country, I am appalled at this baseless invasion on Ukraine and our thoughts are firmly with the people of Ukraine whose fear and uncertainty must be acutely palpable.  I think particularly of the people of Chornomorsk who are twinned with Sinaia our twin town in Romania.
I sincerely hope the people of Ukraine are able to withstand the horror of this dreadful assault on their country and come through what are and will be incredibly difficult times.
I am sure the people of Thame will join with me in condemning this unprovoked attack on a sovereign country and offer what support we can.”

If you wish to help the people of Ukraine, a collection is being organised at John Hampden School and they are looking for donations of the following items:

  • Pasta
  • Tinned chopped tomatoes
  • Formula milk (any age group)
  • First aid kits
  • Personal hygiene items (new)
  • Children’s clothes and shoes (any size in good condition)
  • Nappies
  • Calpol

Peter who runs a Food for All charity in London is driving to the Ukraine on Sunday 6 March to set up a mobile kitchen to provide food to refugees. 
The drop-off point for any donations is John Hampden School on Saturday 5 March 9.00am till 1.00pm.

We are also aware of a collection point at Ecopure Waters, 9 Alexander House, Thame Road, Haddenham HP17 8BZ. Everything collected will be driven from the UK straight to Ukraine, or to the Polish-Ukrainian border, or directly to Kiev. Drop off: THIS WEEK ONLY – Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th, 8am -4pm – ask for Adam or Andy. Please only drop items off on these days and during these times, please DO NOT leave anything outside the premises at other times.

Items urgently needed:

  • Blankets, sleeping bags, thermal blankets (can be used, but please launder first)
  • Nappies & sanitary towels
  • Painkillers
  • Car first-aid boxes
  • Sterile First-Aid dressings (bandages, any plasters, triangular bandages, burn dressings, crepe bandages)
  • Sterile wipes
  • Clothing
  • Personal hygiene items

We are also aware that the Red Lion pub in Tetsworth have arranged with RAF Benson to drop donations off for transport.

Click the following link for resources to help young people to understand the Ukraine crisis.

Date posted: Thursday 3rd March 2022