Staryi Sambir Ukraine Support Group’s Appeal for Donations

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When Russia invaded Ukraine, a group of ordinary Czech and Polish people set up a volunteer group to support Ukraine on 2 March 2022 and has been providing humanitarian aid ever since.

They are based in the city of Staryi Sambir in western Ukraine and you can follow them on facebook here:

One of the group organisers is Jan Kubaty (see photo below) from Czech Republic whose old friend Eliska Vyskocova has lived in Lambourn for 7 years. (Listen to Penny’s interview with Jan and Eliska on 4LEGS Radio). Since March, Eliska has been coordinating donations from West Berkshire to send over to Jan’s group to distribute across Ukraine directly to those who need help.

Winter 2022/23 update

The appeal for humanitarian aid to Ukraine continues and is sadly needed more than ever as winter temperatures set in and Russian bombing takes out power supplies. Mandy Brady is helping Eliska co-ordinate the collection of donations in West Berkshire. (Listen to Mandy’s interview with Penny on 4LEGS radio from 4 mins)

The request list includes:

– any unwanted meds, out of date included
– any medical/surgical supplies, bandages, pain killers, wheelchairs, walking frames etc
– cold remedies, cough linctus, multi-vitamins
– warm jackets, gloves, trousers
– pants and warm socks, Thermal underwear*
– duvets/covers, sheeting, sleeping bags*
– baby clothes for maternity wards (where Mums are going into premature labour due to the stress of war)*
– candles, matches, trench candles or wax pellets to make them
– high energy bars or tins of homemade flapjacks – no nuts unless clearly marked please
*All to be clean and for immediate use please
If you can help, please email and Penny will connect you with Mandy Brady.

How can you help?

1.Please make donations of items requested above.

2. If you prefer to order an Amazon delivery, please email for the delivery address.

2.You can make financial contributions directly to Jan’s charity bank account which displays all incoming and outgoing transactions. The account is in the name of Bohuslav Freisler, one of the volunteers. The money to buy supplies in Lviv, saving on transport expense and supporting the local economy in Ukraine.

Charity Account Details:

Account Holder’s name: Bohuslav Freisler
Account Holder’s address: Ostrava, Czech Republic
IBAN: CZ8708000000004725672013

If your bank fees are high, an alternative is to make a PayPal payment (with lower fees) to Jan Kubaty @kulinek and then Jan will be able to transfer your donation to the charity account for you.


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