West Yorkshire aid for Ukrainian refugees arrives in Poland
13 March 2022 (by admin)
ITV News Calendar has been in the town of Lewin Brzeski where two lorry loads of aid collected in Keighley Good Shepherd Centre have arrived.
Two lorry loads from West Yorkshire carrying much-needed aid for Ukrainian refugees has arrived in Poland.
The cargo of medical supplies, clothes, nappies and toiletries were donated to the Good Shepherd Centre in Keighley.
ITV News Calendar was in the town of Lewin Brzeski to see the aid arrive as it was unpacked into a local gym.
The relief effort was organised by Alex Marcincowska who is from Poland but now lives in Bradford.
She said: "It's very special. We had over 200 people involved in making this happen, it's a big thing. And finally, it is here, we can breathe."
The deputy mayor of Lewin Brzeski thanked the people of West Yorkshire for their generosity.
Dariusz Slezak said: "We are very grateful for the English people who are collecting gifts for refugees from Ukraine.
"I think they need everything for that moment because some of them bring only one bag with them and they need everything".
Here is a link to the ITV news and a full video