Ukraine Appeal Update 11 April
The BEARR Trust extends its thanks for your continued support of our Ukraine Appeal. Seven weeks into our emergency response, and we have sent more than £120,000 to our partners providing urgent humanitarian aid to vulnerable people within Ukraine and arriving in Moldova.
We are in regular contact with over 20 organisations, who are adapting their work as the needs on the ground change, and providing them with further tranches of funding to support their activity. Meanwhile, we are receiving new requests from CSOs working in areas not yet accessed by international aid. All the money from our appeal is being used for humanitarian aid, which is now not only comprising food, clothes, medicine and transport, but also therapy, trauma support and community outreach.
The feedback from our partners on how they have used the funds from our appeal is encouraging, and many of them are looking to expand their work as the need for assistance grows. One organisation in Moldova recently set up a hostel to provide basic care for refugees. In their report, they described their work:
“We offer: a Friendly space – Hugs – Psychological support – Time to take a breath – Coffee, tea, food and bed for free – Clothes and humanitarian aid – Support with integration for those who stay – Support with transportation for evacuees.”
Another of BEARR’s partners has set up a humanitarian aid centre from scratch. They tell us:
“We continue to deliver Help packages! And I am extremely pleased that thanks to your help and support, the work of our humanitarian aid centre is showing a very good result. More and more people are contacting us! Thanks to the work of the Centre, we were able to attract more humanitarian aid!”
You can read more of our partners’ comments in our most recent Story here.
We are incredibly grateful to all our supporters for continuing to share our appeal, and would like to give special thanks to those who have set up fundraisers on our behalf.
Last week we received news that Langford Vets in Bristol raised over £500 for our campaign through their virtual fundraiser. You can view the virtual event, in which they shared tips and advice for caring for young dogs, here.
A further £500 was raised by a fitness centre in Surrey.
Another friend of BEARR’s is in the process of setting up an art sale to raise money for our appeal. Please visit Ray Postill’s Instagram page @postillioart to view their work. More information on the art sale to follow.
If you would like to set up a fundraiser to support our campaign, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to make a regular donation to support our work, please consider becoming a Friend of BEARR. More information on becoming a Friend can be found here.
As our partners adapt to the extreme circumstances they find themselves in, please keep sharing our Emergency Appeal. A team of BEARR trustees are working quickly to send funds to local organisations, who are providing valuable and urgent aid to those impacted by the war. We will continue to support them in all their efforts.
With warm wishes,
The BEARR Trust
One of BEARR’s partners in western Ukraine is providing internally displaced families with a community garden to grow their own food.
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