Swindon's communities continue to rally around those fleeing war in Ukraine.

The town's Polish community has organised a collection of food and supplies at the Polish Community Centre yesterday and today. 

They will be taking donations up until 8pm today, and then everything will be sent to Poland to be given to Ukranian's crossing the border to escape the damage and death caused by the Russian invasion. 

Some of the things that they are looking to collect include tinned goods, clothes, combat boots and clothing, baby products, painkillers and bandages, among many other things. 

They are also in need of packaging materials. 

Councillor Bazil Solomon has joined in with the community efforts and has posted onto Facebook to encourage people to give what they can to help those in need during this extraordiarny and terrifying situation. 

Yesterday Swindon residents of all nationalities joined a large number of Swindon-based Ukrainians and gathered in the town centre to lead an anti-war rally, they carried pictures of the devastation send from friends and family back in the now war-torn country and sang the Ukranian national anthem in defiance. 

Read: Ukrainians' stirring show of defiance at Swindon demo as Russia war rages back home

Swindon Borough Council has also urged people to help where they can by donating to the British Red Cross who are leading some of he humanitarian efforts on the ground. 

Swindon's library was also lit up in the Ukrainian colours of yellow and blue to show further support. 

If you are in a position to donate much-needed food, clothing or medical supplies as fighting between the two country's forces continues into it's fourth day, then you can do so by taking it to the Polish Community Centre by 8pm today.

People have also been invited to go to the centre at 7pm so that they can get togehter with others to discuss what is happening and not be alone at this time. Anyone is welcome. 

The community centre's address is Walton Cl, Swindon SN3 2JU