Rolling updates on how Derbyshire residents can help people of Ukraine as Russian invasion continues

People of Derbyshire are coming together to help Ukrainians affected by Russia’s horrific invasion of their country.

Thursday, 3rd March 2022, 1:19 pm
Updated Thursday, 3rd March 2022, 1:19 pm
People demonstrated in support of Ukraine outside of Downing Street in London last week. Picture by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images.

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How Derbyshire residents can help the people of Ukraine

Last updated: Friday, 04 March, 2022, 10:50

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Chesterfield - Old Brick Works Lane

Chesterfield businessmen John Currey and his son Peter are to drive to Poland on Saturday with two vans full of items for Ukrainian refugees.

The below things are needed. You can drop items off at Unit 2, Old Brick Works Lane, Chesterfield, S41 7JD, from now to 9pm on Friday.

Clothing

Bedding

Non-perishables

Toiletries

Toys

Teddy bears

Towels

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Derbyshire stands ready to house Ukrainian refugees if needed – as Russia’s invasion continues

Derbyshire stands ready to house Ukrainian refugees if needed, it has been declared this afternoon.

Gathering to take place in Derbyshire town

A respectful, peaceful gathering will take place in Alfreton at the weekend to show solidarity with Ukraine.

People will meet at Alfreton Square, outside Home Bargains, at 2pm on Saturday.

Organisers told the Derbyshire Times: “With what is happening in Ukraine right now, we felt it appropriate to organise a gathering to show our support and stand united with the brave people fighting for their freedom and country.

“A lot of people will be feeling frustrated and helpless right now, some unable to get to larger gatherings, but by showing our community support, I’m sure it will mean the world to some, especially if there are people with family and friends there in this awful time.

“Please remember this is a respectful, peaceful gathering to stand united with the brave souls fighting for their country.”

Information from Chesterfield’s Crooked Spire church

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