Residents in Northumberland wishing to make donations to those in Ukraine can now do so at locations across the county, Northumberland Communities Together, the community support team for Northumberland County Council, have identified a number of locations for residents to drop-off donations of items much needed to support those seeking refuge from the conflict in Ukraine, see link below.
Items that are much needed and can be dropped off at these locations include:
Personal hygiene products (New and unopened) soaps, shower gels, shampoos and hair conditioners, hairbrushes toothbrushes and toothpaste, for children and adults antiperspirants and deodorants face creams and tonics, hand creams sanitary towels, tampons, panty liners larger sanitary pads for women in puerperium and nursing pads (breastfeeding pads) wet wipes, nappies of various sizes, tissues, cotton pads.
Medical supplies first aid kits bandages, gauze and swabs, tourniquets, plasters, disposable gloves anti-pain, anti-fever and anti-inflammatory drugs for children and adults
vitamins for children something for the cough, sore throat, stomach problems, nasal drops.
For children, to keep them occupied and distracted, to make them smile:
colouring books and crayons/markers small puzzles small soft toys/ cuddly toys
sweets: chocolates, bars, snacks, etc.
Baby porridge, baby rice, fruit/vegetable snacks in tubes (not jars), instant foods such as soups, etc. long-term foods such as canned food, etc. paper towels, cutlery and disposable plates sleeping bags, mats, blankets power banks, batteries, flashlights
Clothing in different sizes (please bring NEW items):
women's and children's underwear cotton T-shirts, sweatshirts and tracksuits thermoactive clothing cotton leggings for women women's slippers, children's and women's pyjamas
More information on the council website,