Answers to your questions about donating to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

How to support the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal
The best way to offer help is to contact your local county council and find out ways you can support. Visit: https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/community-and-safety/communities/community-engagement/supporting-afghan-ukrainian-refugees/

Can I donate clothes and goods to the appeal?
We are no longer able to accept aid, clothing, toys, food, goods or medical supplies and would like to thank everyone for their kindness and generosity.

Can I drive and help with transportation to the Ukraine?
We thank you for your kind offers. We are unable to help people transport further donations to Ukraine. We are asking people to contact Suffolk County Council for more information on how to help.

I sent clothes to the West Suffolk Humanitarian Aid Appeal has it reached Ukraine?
We were overwhelmed by people’s generosity, with donations escalating to fill 3 vans, twelve 40ft curtain-side lorries, three sprinter vans and three 7.5 tonne lorries. A community of Suffolk volunteers sorted, bagged and transported aid to the Ukraine border. For traceability all our transportation costs and fundraising will be published online.

How is Geewizz helping Ukraine?
We responded to a cry for help, acting as a community collection hub and fundraising for transportation of aid from 1 March – Thursday 17 March 2022. All collections for aid and clothing have now ceased.
The fundraising for the West Suffolk Humanitarian Aid Appeal that GeeWizz has received will cover the transportation of collected aid to include fuel, Eurostar tunnel fees, export fees and road tolls.

Any additional funds for the Ukraine Appeal, raised up until 16 March 2022, will be allocated to support refugees arriving in Suffolk via Suffolk County Council. All funds received via our Ukraine Appeal are separated for transparency and will be shared online.

Please note we are no longer able to accept aid, clothing, toys, food, goods or medical supplies and would like to thank everyone for their kindness and generosity.

What’s Geewizz doing now?
We are a small independent charity supporting children and young adults, across Suffolk who are learning disabled or neurodivergent, have a life-limiting illness or cancer. Our focus is to provide much needed specialist equipment to help improve their lives.

Our aim
Our aim is simple – to supply the best equipment for every child and young adult we support to enhance and improve the quality of life for them, their families, and friends.