Leamington Polish Centre awarded for its relief work in Ukraine - The Leamington Observer

Leamington Polish Centre awarded for its relief work in Ukraine

Leamington Editorial 15th Feb, 2023   0

THE RELIEF work Leamington Polish Centre has provided to the people of Ukraine has been awarded.

Warwick Rotary Club presented its Meritorious Award to the Polish centre, recognising its achievement providing relief to the people of Ukraine since the Russian invasion last year.

President Keith Talbot welcomed the centre’s leaders Chairman Dr Stanislaw Librowski, Secretary Dawid Kozlowski, Treasurer Izabella Topalinska, and Alex Willson a volunteer, to an open evening to celebrate their work.

The President presented the award and a cheque for £200 for their humanitarian efforts, which have earned the admiration of the community.

Rotarian Jackie Crampton said: “When the Russian invasion started the Polish centre immediately started an appeal for help and were inundated by generous donations. So much arrived they had to move to a warehouse in Harbury Lane, from where over 180 tons of medical supplies, household goods and food were taken directly overseas by road.

“With the support of local companies – Jaguar Land Rover, Europarts (LKQ Euro Car Parts) and others, Dawid and their team have delivered to over 20 towns and cities across Ukraine, supported summer camps for Ukrainian children and delivered about 1,000 individual Christmas presents from Santa. Eight vitally needed ambulances have also been sent.”

Here in the UK the Polish centre has provided support for Ukrainians arriving in the country with Alex teaching English to those who need support. A shop has also been opened in The Royal Priors shopping centre where goods, including specialist vodka are sold to raise money. Warwick Rotary sent a surplus generator at Christmas to the nuns running an orphanage and has confirmed further funding for a battery pack and converter to ensure the nursery can maintain power during power cuts.

To help support the people of Ukraine contact [email protected], visit their Facebook page or phone 07725854629.


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