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#StandWithUkraine Community Support

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council Stand in Solidarity with Ukraine

 

The Mayor Councillor Billy Webb and Deputy Mayor Councillor Stephen Ross issued a joint statement 

On Thursday 24 February the world woke to the breaking news that Russia had invaded Ukraine. As the horrors of this War unfold before us, Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council stand in solidarity with Ukraine. We think of those who have lost loved ones or have been affected by injuries and of the hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians who are being forced to flee their homeland.  In the coming weeks the Council will be exploring ways we can provide practical support to those impacted by the conflict.  The people of Ukraine and the Ukrainian community in Northern Ireland will have our continued support, we pray for you all.”

#StandWithUkraine

How You Can Help

Below is a list of organisations that are accepting donations towards the humanitarian aid effort for those displaced due to the invasion of  Ukraine by Russia.

Location: Type of support / details Dates / Times 
Habitat for Humanity Northern Ireland 

Habitat are encouraging people to donate money to aid agencies on the ground like ourselves, who can use these funds to best support the needs of people. Habitat is in daily meetings with UNHCR and with country governments. The best way you can help is to donate to a charity on the ground.

War in Ukraine: Habitat Responds
www.habitatni.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/habitat

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Red Cross 

www.redcross.ie

https://www.facebook.com/BritishRedCross

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Ballyclare Presbyterian Church carpark

Items required are listed below. Clothes must be new or nearly new.

https://www.facebook.com/hopeforyouthministries

PLEASE DO NOT SEND JUNK OR OLD DISUSED ITEMS OR CLOTHES THAT YOU WOULD NOT USE.

• Toothbrushes/ toothpaste
• Soap
• Face cloths
• Shower gel
• shampoo, antiseptic hand gels/sprays etc
• Toilet roll and paper towels, nappies, sanitary towels, wet wipes
• Towels
• Pillows
• Single bed fitted sheets
• Pillow cases
• Clothes
• Blankets
• Shoes
• Coats
• sleeping bags (clean)
• Dressings, bandages-factory packed
• Warm socks, underwear -male, female, child (new)
• Paper plates, cups, single use cutlery etc
• Ready to eat canned food (not requiring heating or further cooking)
• Dry food ie fruits, nuts, crackers, cornflakes, rice crackers
• Coffee, tea, salt, sugar
• Bottled water, juices and other beverages
• packing boxes to transport donated items.

Saturday 5 March
10am - 11am
Doagh Primary School Drop off point until Friday for donations. They will then arrange to bring donations over to the Ballyclare Presbyterian Church car park on Saturday Until 3pm Friday 4th March 2022
The StopCar Transport Ltd – Hydepark Commercial Centre, Mallusk

Drop off / collection point is StopCar Transport beside Magowan Tyres Mallusk.

https://www.facebook.com/Stopcarm

Tesco Northcott  

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Carnmoney Presbyterian Church.

 

EMERGENCY APPEAL - A charity connected to members of our church is sending coaches to collect Refugees fleeing the crisis in Ukraine and find them safe spaces.

They have an urgent need for Blankets and Personal hygiene products and dried baby foods for the refugees and there is a large container being sent from NI to Romania with these products very soon.

https://www.facebook.com/carnmoneychurch

Tues/Wed/Thurs 9am – 12pm
Hope and Future, 7 New Street Randalstown BT41 3AF

Hope and a Future' in Randalstown are collecting for Ukraine.

Hope and a Future are sending pallets to Ibrany, a border town with Ukraine that is receiving refugees. They are asking for:
• clothes
• shoes
•  blankets
• sleeping bags
• towels
• toiletries
• paracetamol
• plasters
• wipes
• sanitary products
• tin foods tuna, soups, beans.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/797185420416376

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Pam Cameron’s constituency office

12a Beverley Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 6QD

 

Donations are being passed on to an organisation which will transport them over coming days.

 Most needed items:

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Face cloths
  • Shower gel
  • Towels
  • Single bed fitted sheets
  • Pillows
  • Pillow cases
  • Blankets
  • Shoes

OPEN 9:30am-5pm Monday - Friday

Collections accepted until Friday 4 March

Steve Aiken MLA offices

3 The Square Ballyclare BT39 9BB

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Face cloths
  • Shower gel
  • Towels
  • Single bed fitted sheets
  • Pillows
  • Pillow cases
  • Blankets
  • Shoes
  • Clothes
  • Coats

Ongoing

 

Trevor Clarke MLA offices

1 Railway Street Antrim BT41 4AE

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Face cloths
  • Shower gel
  • Towels
  • Single bed fitted sheets
  • Pillows
  • Pillow cases
  • Blankets
  • Shoes
  • Clothes
  • Coats

Ongoing

Office Opening Hours

10am-5pm 

Antrim Civic Centre and Mossley Mill

*Please Note we will only accept new or unused items

  • Personal Hygiene Products
  • Dried Baby Foods
  • Disposable Nappies
  • Baby Toiletries
  • Dried Pet Food
  • First Aid Supplies

 

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Council are not responsible for any external businesses or agencies collecting donations.

This page will be updated as and when details are received.

 To add your service please contact E: goodrelations@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk