On Thursday 26th May, opposition leader and Lib Dem councillor Paul Zukowskyj is due to head to Kiev to help provide humanitarian aid to the residents of Ukraine.
Paul is joining Vans without Borders, a small team of volunteers taking medical and care aid to Ukraine. Paul is helping get the team on the ground before returning from Kiev, while others in the team spend a number of weeks there distributing aid into parts of eastern Ukraine in the most desperate need.
Paul, whose father came from western Ukraine, has already led a fundraising drive amongst his County Council colleagues that raised almost £20,000 for the British Red Cross, now part of the DEC Appeal, to provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
Paul commented: “I want to help. I hope that by heading to Ukraine with the Vans without Borders team I can do something, even if only small, to help those suffering because of this unprovoked aggression by Putin.
“Readers can also help, Vans without Borders has a Crowdfunder to help them buy the care and medical aid the Ukraine people so desperately need, it’d be great if readers could help to fund their work. Every penny will go to making a difference.”
The Crowdfunder can be found here: crowdfunder.co.uk/p/vans-without-borders---return-to-ukraine