10 May 2022
Rainbow Wishes, a charity based in Pevensey have been working to raise funds and provide support for those in need, by loading up a lorry full of supplies, including medical equipment for Ukraine at St Luke’s Church in Stone Cross on March 17.
A spokesperson for Rainbow Wishes said, “The response from the local community has been incredible and I’d like to thank every single person that made a donation, the local businesses that provided support, and not to mention our amazing volunteers who helped sort and pack the items and the driving team that got everything safely to those that needed it!
St. Luke’s Church also allowed us to use their centre which made an enormous difference and allowed us to expand our collections, beyond what we could have imagined. To see the smile on the faces of women and children who saw tonnes of supplies and toys coming off the lorry, all for them, is incredibly humbling. They left their homes and fled with no more than a small rucksack.”
Medical supplies donations for two hospitals also flew in and with the additional money raised, through our Just Giving Page, we could purchase two defibrillators as well. Thanks to London Hearts for offering us an amazing discount for those. We’ve been really struck by the respect shown by the local communities in Poland who don’t see these people as refugees, they are their Ukrainian local residents, and more than that, they are their friends. We are so excited to be able to carry on helping them in any way we can.”
We are honoured to have helped you raise funds for two Mindray defibrillators and provide support for those in need in Ukraine.
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