The community coming together to respond and help with the crisis in Ukraine.
As one of the largest communities in Blackpool, the Scouts, both leaders and the young people felt it was important to do something to help those who are suffering in such terrible circumstances.
57th Blackpool Scout Group (based at Unity Academy) alongside lead volunteer for Blackpool Scouts, Victoria DaSilva organsied drop off pointd across the town for as well as leaders own houses to collect donations such as tinned foods, medications and toiletries in order to help those suffering in Ukraine.
The entire Scouting community, the young people and parents flooded in the donations and we were able to drop an entire van load of goods off at the International Aid Trust, Sherdley Road Industrial Estate, Lostock Hall Chorley who will transport it to those in need.
Rhona Russell, leader from 57th Blackpool, said “the support we received from everyone was overwhelming. We are all very pleased that we could do something to help. Many of the children asked parents to help them sort through toys and clothes to donate as well as coming with parents to drop donations off. Two lovely girls accompanied by their mum, Chloe, dropped off bags of nappies and toiletries as well as food and were very excited to be helping children in Ukraine”.
We continue to stand with the people of Ukraine and will help them through this time of crisis where we can.
Responding to the crisis in Ukraine
Like our Scouting friends around the world, we’re deeply concerned by the heart-breaking situation unfolding in Ukraine.