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Gaan The Distance For Ukraine: Items and collection points

A huge appeal for donations and items is under way for the people of Ukraine.

Within a mere few hours of the Gaan The Distance For Ukraine appeal going live, donations have started to come in and more collections points have been added.

The Orcadian and McAdie & Reeve are working in collaboration with Blythswood Care charity, who in turn, have partners in Suceava in north-east Romania, who are now working on the front line of this humanitarian crisis.

The goods we are being asked to collect are:

  • Clothing (small amount)
  • Mattresses (clean)
  • Bedding
  • Pillows
  • Hygiene items (ladies)
  • General toiletries
  • Hats, scarves and gloves
  • Toys for children
  • Blankets
  • Baby items such as nappies and wipes

Unfortunately, due to regulations, strictly no food, water or medicine can be accepted.

Please can you label all boxes and bags with Gaan The Distance for Ukraine Appeal.

The collection points that people can drop items off at are now:

Kirkwall

  • McAdie and Reeve, Hatston
  • Orkney Photographic, Bridge Street
  • Co-op (Picky store)
  • RBS, Victoria Street

Stromness

  • Barbara Smith, 24 Faravel, Garage #8, (07592895325 — please make arrangements by phone to ensure garage is accessible)

Dounby

  • Co-op

Finstown

  • Finstown Post Office (please call 01856761692 if out of normal Post Office opening times)
  • Mark Harcus, 10 Jib Park

Westray

  • Rendall Haulage, Floss

Sanday

  • Sinclair Haulage, How Farm (Collections are also available by contacting info@sinclairhaulage.com)

Stronsay

  • Jim Holland Haulage

Eday

  • Pier Store (marked C/O Jim Holland Haulage)

Flotta and Hoy

  • JMF Groat

A huge thank you to all those, especially the isles hauliers, who have offered their services to be a donation point. Please note that this list is still developing and is subject to change.