People across Swindon are looking for ways to help Ukraine from afar as the humanitarian crisis unfolds in the wake of Russia's invasion.

Both the Polish Community Centre and DASH couriers have been inundated with donations of emergency aid supplies.

Now comes the task of transporting the items to the Ukraine-Poland border. Automax Group Ltd is taking the supplies for the Polish Community Centre tonight.

Swindon Advertiser:

And DASH Couriers will be taking a van full of donations tomorrow.

Marcin Hawrylo, who helped organise the Polish Community Centre effort, said: "We are so grateful for the Swindon community's response donaing an overwhelming quantity of much-needed goods.

"We would like to say a massive "thank you" to all the people who came over to donate and stayed for long hours to help. It just shows how amazing the Swindon community is."

Volunteers at the Polish Community Centre are no longer taking donations and DASH Couriers are accepting a limited list.

Swindon Advertiser:

Where can you still drop off donations? 

  • Phoenix Enterprises Ltd at The George White Building Unit D, Athena Avenue, Algin Industrial Estate, Swindon, SN2 8EJ 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday
  • DASH Couriers are not taking clothes, shoes or blankets due to space constraints but they still urgently need baby slings, baby bottles, baby milk, nappies, wipes, maternity items, cooling pads, sanitary items, ruck sacks and sleeping bags. Drop off times: 10am-11am and 4pm-5pm on March 2.
  • Swindon Hub has set up a collection point in its cafe on The Parade
  • Peatmoor School, Westlea School and Lainesmead Primary School and Nursery are taking donations from children attending the school.

Swindon Advertiser:

What are the sort of things you can donate? 

  • painkillers
  • anti-inflammatory medicine
  • personal hygiene items such as body wash and toothpaste
  • nappies and other baby products
  • period products
  • bandages
  • mat, blankets, sleeping bags, military boots
  • canned food and dry snacks
  • clean clothes in good condition
  • pet food
  • batteries and torches