THE POLISH Centre in Leamington has been tirelessly working to help Ukrainians impacted following the invasion of their homeland by Russia. Through its on-going Aid for Ukraine scheme it is now appealing to people to help bring some joy to the country’s children this Christmas.
THE WAR in Ukraine is creating thousands of casualties and among the worst are the children, writes David Harrop.
Thousands of children have lost their parents, brothers and sisters and are now living in poverty as complete families are destroyed. Many of these children are now being cared for by the Sisters of Saint Joseph in central Ukraine.
At Aid for Ukraine we have created a Secret Santa appeal this Christmas for you to buy a present for a war-torn child in Ukraine. In the upcoming Christmas season we want to give these children some joy and for many this will be the only present they will receive this Christmas, so please join us and help Santa make these children’s Christmas dreams come true.
In central Ukraine the Sisters select the children who are in the greatest need. A photograph of the child and the present they wish to have are then uploaded to our website www.belveder.co.uk and from a portal there you can view the child, select and purchase the present.
All Secret Santa’s then have to do is deliver the present to one of our drop-in centres – a store in Leamington’s Royal Priors Leamington, or one in Stratford, or to the organisation Together Community Support in Nuneaton. We take care of the delivery of the present to the child in Ukraine and a photograph of the moment the child receives the gift will be taken and uploaded for you to view on the portal.
In the meantime the child will write a thank you Christmas card for their Secret Santa which will be delivered to the drop-in centre for you to collect. Once the present has been delivered the card will be sent to the centre where you dropped the present off.
Become a Secret Santa and help us give the joy of Christmas to a war-torn child this Christmas season.
Visit www.facebook.com/PolishcentreLeamington for further information.