How you can help

Make a donation

We are raising £5,000 to help the Ukrainian Support Community.

The funds we raise will support our community response which will include:

  • Providing welcome packs
  • Community based activities to support Ukrainians settling into our area
  • Signposting to local support services and employment opportunities
  • Transport to connect Ukrainians to local support services and employment
  • Essential items where no alternative provision can be found
In particular cases of hardship,  we are able to fund safe accommodation for Ukrainians, that are waiting for their visas to enter the UK, and are coming to stay with hosts in our group.
 

Your donation will make a significant difference to the lives of the Ukrainians coming to our community.

DateFavourContact
Any DayPay £30 for a welcome pack for a Ukrainian Guest.huscchilterns@gmail.com
Any DaySomeone to keep this list of "Helping Hands Favours" up to date.huscchilterns@gmail.com
Any DayOrganise a weekly get together for a retired group of Ukrainians
huscchilterns@gmail.com
Any DayBuy or donate some cooking equipment for the weekly Ukrainian cook together (70 people attend)huscchilterns@gmail.com
Any DayHold a fundraising activity for the Hilltops Ukrainian Support Community.huscchilterns@gmail.com
Any DayHost a community event for our Ukrainian Guests, Hosts and Volunteers to attend.huscchilterns@gmail.com
Any DayBuy school shoes for a child.huscchilterns@gmail.com
sLook out for local or work from home jobs for our Ukrainian guestshuscchilterns@gmail.com
Any DaySupport with tasks such as booking of halls.huscchilterns@gmail.com
Any DayFind landlords offering reasonable rates for long term accommodation.huscchilterns@gmail.com
Any DayBake a cake for the weekly Wednesday Ukrainian coffee morning at St Mary’s Church in Ballinger.huscchilterns@gmail.com
WeekdayDrive a guest to the station for a 6:30am - 7:00am tube/train.huscchilterns@gmail.com
WeekdayHelp set up Ballinger Memorial Hall for half an hour at 5:30 pm for our weekly Ukrainian get together. Day of the week can vary.
huscchilterns@gmail.com
WeekdayBe at Ballinger Memorial Hall for maximum of one hour once a week, to receive and unpack the food delivery for the Ukrainian meal.huscchilterns@gmail.com
Any DayOffer an occasional lift to a Ukrainian Guest.huscchilterns@gmail.com
WeekdayHelp clear up Ballinger Memorial Hall for half an hour at 8:50 pm for our weekly Ukrainian get together. Day of the week can vary.huscchilterns@gmail.com
Any DayInformal English conversation with a Ukrainian Guest in person or online to help them practise their English.huscchilterns@gmail.com
Any DayMake a donation towards a the weekly meal which costs £250 a week to run.huscchilterns@gmail.com
Any DayOrganise hosts evening out every 3 weeks.huscchilterns@gmail.com

Help with accommodation or with your spare time

Register as a volunteer

If you are a Chiltern Hills resident and you are able to provide accommodation or help with your time  then please sign up as a volunteer.

  • Enter you name and email address in the ‘Sign up’ form.
  • You will then be sent an email with a link to a form for you to complete (may need to check your spam folder).
  • You will then be included in our list of volunteers and we will let you know where you can help.

Thank you so much for your support

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Help fill the shelves of our community shop

Thank you for bringing your donations to help our Ukrainian guests but the response has been so generous and plentiful that we can no longer accept any further donations for the time being, as we have run out of storage capacity.

To make donations to our Community Shop please tell us what you have on our contact form and we will let you know the best place to deliver your donation.

Thank you for your generosity

Our community is welcoming Ukrainian families with young children who will have desperate need for all kinds of goods from clothing to toiletries and toys.

A new community shop organised by the Ukrainian support community is preparing to open and will be a place where families can choose items for themselves – all of them free of charge. It’s a small contribution from our neighbourhood to show support and a warm welcome to people who have endured terrible suffering.

Can you spare any of the following: 

  • Ladies and children’s clothing – shoes, welly boots, handbags, backpacks, jewellery
  • Nightwear – new pyjamas, dressing gowns and slippers
  • Unopened toiletries – tampons, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, hair brushes, combs, make up, deodorant, razors, sun cream, child shampoo, toothbrushes in their packaging, toothpaste
  • Books – simple picture books for all ages (English/Ukrainian)
  • Toys and games, e.g. Uno, Connect4, jigsaws, washed soft toys etc.
  • Creative play items, e.g. Duplo, Lego, colouring pens, colouring books, paint your own mugs, make your own jewellery kits
  • Night lights for children’s rooms
  • Tech, e.g. old phones

Please note anything you donate should be in good condition i.e. clothes washed and ironed and soft toys washed or dry cleaned.