Ukraine Appeal – Ukraine week
Jersey has stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Ukraine since the invasion began
on 24th of February. Starting with a candlelit vigil in Royal Square, we have raised and
distributed almost £2.3m of assistance, including essential medical supplies, ballistic vests
and helmets for front-line medics, incubators for premature babies, and mine-clearance
training courses for Ukrainian women. The Island has also collected and sent 15 lorry-loads
of donations and supplied 200 surplus oxygen concentrators from Jersey’s hospital.
The Parish are proud to have been a part of this acting as a ‘drop off’ point for Islanders donations, our staff also donated £260 worth of sleeping bags and toiletries and as our late Connétable, Sadie, wished, all the proceeds from the sale of the Parish ‘Platinum Jubilee’ pin badges, a total of £567.42, was donated to the Bailiffs Ukraine fund.
Now, a small team, together with the Bailiff, JOA and JSBS are planning a week of fund-raising events during the week 21st August to 27th August, this is to coincide with Ukraine’s national Day on 24th August.