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Colchester to Ukraine. Humanatarian Aid.


VIDEO CREDIT: Optic Matter Ltd.

One artic lorry from Colchester will deliver approximately 100,000 meals to those displaced in the most severely effected regions (notably Eastern Ukraine) the cost price is approximately £20,000 - £25,000. We are most of the way there to dispatching our first totally Colchester community procured consignment through many Colchester organisations including Surya Foods, Lion Walk Shopping Centre and World Food Aid Charity Registered 04099301. 

“Ukraine Humanitarian Aid – Direct from Colchester to Ukraine” Our aim is to send artic lorries essential humatarian aid, that is within the  requests of Ukraine and neighboring countries. Withstanding, multiple governments advice and support of efficient and essential aid delivery. We have phenomenal backing based entirely from the local community, including a host of local charities and organisations. Notably Lion Walk Shopping Centre, The George Hotel, Surya Foods, World Food Aid, Optic Matter, Atlas Signs, Community 360, Colchester Foodbank, Colchester Borough Council, Colchester Rotary Club, Colchester Food Bank, Anti Loo Roll Brigade, Colchester Community Facebook group and many others.

Research shows items required include; “Food, blankets, pillows, sleeping bags, bed linen, tents, first aid kits, bandages, painkillers, nappies, toiletries, torches with batteries, toothbrushes, toothpaste and toys.” This list will be explored, and updated, in real time with major organisations advice to the donating public. We will have the infrastructure in place to receive donations from the public at Colchester's Lion Walk Shopping Centre, but also to purchase and/or produce bulk pallets of necessary food and nonfood items at discount/cost/production and transit price.
Every penny raised will support the door-to-door the procurement, production, and delivery of this essential aid from the community of Colchester.

Project managed by:
• Cllr Martin Leatherdale- Centre Manager for Lion Walk Shopping Centre, Mr Suki Dulai (CEO Surya Foods and The Goerge Hotel Colchester), The Mayor of Colchester - Cllr Robert Davidson.
• Funds and humanitarian aid assistance will be sent to those affected by the war in Ukraine. Thoroughly audited and UK government-compliant documentation will be available and all funding through this registered charity. The receptive countries will be those neighboring Ukraine to official depots receiving assistance i.e Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Litthuania - this will be based on the advice of the UK and the receiving countries beneficiary.
• A detailed plan explaining how the money will be used - the funds will be used via two channels.
1) Primarily, the non for profit procurement, haulage (lorries) and logistics moving aid donated by the local community to this fund raiser and from the fulfillment centre within Lion Walk Shopping Centre Colchester, directly to receiving depots in neighboring countries to Ukraine in accordance with
2) Secondary, the non for profit procurement and/or production of essential humanitarian aid locally within Surya Foods production network and /or wholesale purchase of bulk items at cost price through a network of trusted suppliers. To be transported in accordance with point one and all relevant governments advice.


  • Alka Amin
    • £50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Conor Mcgrady
    • £5 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • £40 
    • 2 yrs
  • Katie Skingle
    • £500 
    • 2 yrs
  • Martin Leatherdale Leatherdale
    • £1,164 
    • 2 yrs


Martin Leatherdale
World Food Aid 04099301
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