Welsh Wheels: Aid for Ukrainian Refugees

Fundraising campaign by Alexander Hill
  • £4,184.00
    Donated So Far
Raised offline: £340.00
Total: £4,524.00

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Hello everyone! We are Alex and Jay

Haia pawb! Alex a Jay ydym ni

We are motivated to help those in crisis who are currently escaping the fighting and destruction that war is inflicting on the civilian population of Ukraine. That’s why we decided to take action and transport much-needed supplies, driving our van from Wales through central Europe to the Polish-Ukrainian border region.


Here are our aims:

  • Collect essential aid supplies in South Wales
  • Drive supplies to refugee facilities on the Polish-Ukrainian border
  • Buy further supplies locally from pre planned locations
  • Offer lift to refugee family or group who are unable to travel westwards


Many local drop-off points have witnessed fantastic generosity from the public. However, with such a high volume of donations, some are overwhelmed and struggling to ship out supplies at the same rate they are coming in. This led us to contacts in South Wales looking for volunteers to take and deliver some of these donations. We will collect these supplies in our trusty van early next week.


We plan to deliver essential aid to refugee reception areas situated in the border region. Then we will purchase additional supplies locally, ensuring we find out which items are in highest demand, and make repeated deliveries to reception areas in need.


On the day we finish delivering supplies, using local support networks, we will help a refugee group or family that requires transport westwards to link up with family or friends already situated outside of Ukraine, in Western Europe.


Our journey begins on Thursday 10th March.

You can view updates and check on our progress on our Instagram page here:

Instagram - Welsh Wheels

https://www.facebook.com/welshwheels


100% of your donations will go towards fuel and purchasing essential aid and supplies for desperate refugees. We are personally funding the cost of the Eurotunnel, any accommodation, and personal subsistence costs. We will donate any remaining money to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine humanitarian appeal:

DEC - Ukraine humanitarian appeal


Thank you very much and best wishes!

Diolch yn fawr ac cofion!

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Donors

  • Kate Gibbs
  • Donated on Mar 15, 2022
£20.00
  • Geraint Davies
  • Donated on Mar 14, 2022
  • Well done. You’re doing amazing. 👏🏻

£5.00
  • Derek Thomas
  • Donated on Mar 13, 2022
£20.00
Mar 17

Thank you to all our supporters!

Update posted by Alexander Hill at 08:44 am

The time has come to close the campaign to any further donations, after an amazing £4,524.00. We are both thrilled with the response we have seen and feel every individual that donated played as important a role as we did in supplying aid to the Ukrainian people and transporting a. . . . .

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Mar 14

Heading home!

Update posted by Alexander Hill at 12:12 pm

We are en route home after a challenging few days of donating supplies and purchasing multiple van loads of additional aid locally.In Medyka, around 500m from the border, we offloaded our donations at a school collection point. From there aid was being directed to centres in Poland receiving refugees, and. . . . .

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Mar 11

11/03/22

Update posted by Alexander Hill at 09:12 pm

30 hours later, we have arrived! Great to see so many vehicles sporting solidarity messages and transiting aid to the border region. Until tomorrow - nos da!

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Mar 08

WOW! HUGE THANKS and Donation/van updates

Update posted by Alexander Hill at 12:40 am

Hey everyone! Jay and Alex here!WOW!!! What an incredible response to our fundraiser!As of 7th March we have had a total of 91 donations which is huge!OVER £2500 raised so far in 2 days is more than we had ever imagined!We will be doing a shoutout video on Wednesday after. . . . .

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Mar 05

Donated relief items secured!

Update posted by Alexander Hill at 07:56 pm

Hello everyone, Jay here!Thanks for following our campaign!We have some exciting news. We have managed to liaise with a fantastic group of organisers in South Wales.The "Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief Item Drop-off Points South Wales" Facebook group has been doing amazing work co-ordinating drop off donation points. There has been a. . . . .

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Donors & Comments

168 donors
  • Kate Gibbs
  • Donated on Mar 15, 2022
£20.00
  • Geraint Davies
  • Donated on Mar 14, 2022
  • Well done. You’re doing amazing. 👏🏻

£5.00
  • Derek Thomas
  • Donated on Mar 13, 2022
£20.00
  • Brian Curtis Fund
  • Donated on Mar 13, 2022
  • The Brian Curtis Fund is delighted to support this by covering the cost of the Eurotunnel fare. Go Jay Toor!!

£99.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 13, 2022
  • We need to do all we can to stand in solidarity with the innocent people (and animals) in Ukraine 💙💛

£30.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 13, 2022
£20.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 13, 2022
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  • Helen Howells
  • Donated on Mar 13, 2022
  • Well done both! Take care 🙏

£10.00
  • Pete Evans
  • Donated on Mar 13, 2022
£50.00
  • david Y
  • Donated on Mar 13, 2022
£10.00
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£4,184.00
Donated So Far
Raised offline: £340.00
Total: £4,524.00

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