The Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham (AVOW) is proud to support the incredible donation campaign organised and coordinated by the Polish Integration Support Centre (PISC) for Ukrainian refugees. Shortly after the invasion of Ukraine was reported, Anna Buckley, Project Director of PISC, launched a rapid drive for donations towards refugees and those displaced by the conflict.
Through public generosity, an overwhelming number of donations were made to AVOW’s offices within Tŷ AVOW, serving as a collection point – the building was filled in a matter of days. Shortly thereafter, PISC’s campaign proved so successful that they also filled two warehouses (Unit 8, Llay Industrial Estate, Wrexham – managed by the charity ‘Teams4U,’ and F Lloyd Penley Ltd, Wrexham Industrial Estate) and one barn (Woodfarm, Deeside Lane, Chester) with donated items.
Thanks to an outstanding effort from so many volunteers, the first of PISC’s humanitarian convoys (with 30 lorries) was dispatched from Wrexham on Saturday 12th March. A second humanitarian convoy departed from Chester on Sunday 27th March.
PISC made the following statement on social media: “Following the departure of our first humanitarian convoy, we would like to say a warm and sincere thank you to every single volunteer who has worked with us thus far. Your dedication and support are unparalleled, and you truly are the backbone of this wonderful operation. Without you, we would have never been able to provide the support that Ukrainian people and families so desperately need at the moment. You’re making this happen, and for that, we are infinitely thankful.”
Anyone wishing to donate items is encouraged to contact PISC directly on 07523 627826 or firstname.lastname@example.org, given the constantly changing developments with the most necessary items and warehouse capacity. However, PISC are still accepting donations towards the transportation costs for all donated items at: www.tinyurl.com/pisc-cic
So far, over £54,000 has been raised. All contributions will be gratefully welcomed! Teams4U have also now launched their own donations campaign and can be contacted to discuss accepted items for donation at 01978 310110 or: email@example.com