I'm fundraising on behalf of my brother Paul Hodgson - this is his appeal:
Nadia and I are working with the local volunteer groups in the west of Ukraine and need to assist them getting humanitarian supplies coming in from all over the world to where they are needed most. From our base in Ternopil, we are able to cover a large part of the country where most refugees from the war are either coming to gain some respite from the violence or passing through on their way to the borders. In both cases there is also an urgent need to help get people to the border and into friendly countries. As you can no doubt imagine there is an ever-dwindling lack of space for anyone to shelter in Ukraine as the influx of refugees increases.
We are in urgent need of transport to assist with both of these missions and are asking for your help. We need to raise the sum of £20000 to purchase a 17-seater minibus that can be used for both purposes. We also need to get this purchased as soon as possible and driven out here to Ukraine, where it could be collected at the border.
This is a huge ask and time is of the essence. I would ask that you please share this with everyone that you know who can either hep by donating funds directly, or may have contacts who could help source a minibus and assist with the logistics of getting it over here. If you can help, even in the smallest way, please do. Our contact details are:
We look forward to hearing from you and will be updating progress to target daily on our humanitarian aid page Англія для Українців
On behalf of everyone affected by this horrendous war, can we thank you from the bottom of our hearts