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Support & Collections for Residents of Ukraine

February 28th 2022, By Graham Illsley

Across Perth & Kinross, a number of organisations are collecting donations to support the residents of Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees. We will continue to update the details on this page alongside other useful information. If you have anything you would like included, please email us at admin@pkavs.org.uk.

There are a number of organisations raising funds to support the people of Ukraine and refugees. Some include:

Unicef – Supporting Children in Ukraine
British Red Cross – Ukraine Crisis Appeal
CARE – Ukraine Crisis Fund
UN Refugee Agency – Ukraine Emergency
UN World Food Programme – Ukraine Appeal
International Rescue Committee – Crisis in Ukraine

For a source of unbiased news coverage of the crisis in Ukraine, visit Reuters.

Dog Friendly Perthshire have launched a Crowdfunding page to support animals and their owners in Ukraine. You can donate here.

You can find out about the support PKAVS provides to minority communities throughout Perth & Kinross here.

Please find Perth & Kinross Council’s support and information here.

For information from the UK Foreign Office regarding the situation in Ukraine, you can find out more here or for UK Governement help and services in Ukraine, click here.

For anyone wanting to contact loved ones in Ukraine, BT, EE and O2 are making calls, texts and data to and from the region free or removing roaming charges. Check with your phone provider for details.

In response to the tremendous show of support from the people of Perth & Kinross, Council Leader, Councillor Murray Lyle, said:

“The communities of Perth and Kinross have a well-earned reputation for caring for those in need at home and abroad. This has been proven once again with the strength of feeling demonstrated across the area in support of the people of Ukraine.”

“We are pleased to have been able to reflect that feeling in some small way by lighting Smeaton’s Bridge and St Paul’s in the colours of the Ukrainian flag at the weekend. I am also really proud to see the way our local communities are rallying around requests for donations to support refugees from Ukraine coming into Poland, with the Polish Scouts ZHP Perth, local Polish businesses, Perthshire Welfare Society and ESOL Perth all involved in collections. From Tuesday 1 March residents can also drop off their donations at Culture Perth & Kinross Libraries.

“Our thoughts are with everyone in Ukraine and those worried about friends and relatives in the areas affected by fighting.”

Perth Bridge lit up in support of the people of Ukraine
St Paul’s demonstrating Perth & Kinross’ solidarity with Ukraine

Below are details of some of the drop-off points.

** Please noteCulture Perth and Kinross have announced that they have had to pause donation collection at libraries across Perth & Kinross until they find larger premises to store items.

** Please note – We have heard that Touch of Poland PerthPolish Taste Perth, and Esolperth collection points have been suspended due to the huge influx of donations. We would suggest you contact them directly before dropping off items.

Key items needed are warm clothes, shoes, gloves, thermal blankets, sleeping bags, pillows, baby milk, nappies, first aid kits, plasters, bandages, painkillers, cleaning supplies, sleeping mats, tents, backpacks, torches, prams, strollers, waterproofs, hygiene products, vacuum flasks, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and towels. Tinned and dried food, bottled water, and formula milk can also be donated.

Donations are being accepted for cat and dog food for displaced pets.

Culture Perth and Kinross Libraries are accepting donations during the following hours:

AK Bell Library, Perth

Tuesday 9.30am – 8.00pm

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 9.30am – 5.00pm

Saturday 9.30am – 4.00pm

Alyth Library

Thursday 2.00pm – 6.00pm

Friday 9.00am – 12.00pm

Saturday 9.30am – 12.30pm

Auchterarder Library

Tuesday and Wednesday 10.00am – 1.00pm / 2.00pm – 7.00pm

Thursday and Friday 10.00am – 1.00pm / 2.00pm – 5.30pm

Saturday 10.00am – 1.00pm

Birnam Library

Thursday 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Friday 12.00pm – 5.00pm

Saturday 9.30am – 12.00pm

Blairgowrie Library

Tuesday 9.30am – 1.00pm / 1.30pm – 7pm

Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am – 1.00pm / 1.30pm – 5.30pm

Friday 8.30am – 2.00pm

Saturday 9.30am – 1.00pm

Breadalbane Community Library

Tuesday 10.00am – 7.00pm

Wednesday 10.00am – 6.00pm

Thursday 10.00am – 7.00pm

Friday 10.00am – 6.00pm

Saturday 10.00am – 1.00pm

Comrie Library

Thursday 2.00pm – 4.30pm / 5.30pm – 7.00pm

Friday 10.00am – 12.30pm

Saturday 9.30am – 12.30pm

Loch Leven Community Library

Tuesday 10.00am – 7.00pm

Wednesday 10.00am – 6.00pm

Thursday 10.00am – 7.00pm

Friday 10.00am – 6.00pm

Saturday 10.00am – 1.00pm

North Inch Community Library

Tuesday 10.00am – 7.00pm

Wednesday 10.00am – 6.00pm

Thursday 10.00am – 7.00pm

Friday 10.00am – 6.00pm

Saturday 10.00am – 1.00pm

Pitlochry Library

Thursday 10.00am – 1.00pm / 2.00pm – 7.00pm

Saturday 9.30am – 12.30pm

Scone Library

Tuesday 10.00am – 1.00pm / 2.00pm – 7.00pm

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 10.00am – 1.00pm / 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Saturday 10.00am -1.00pm

Strathearn Community Library

Tuesday 10.00am – 7.00pm

Wednesday 10.00am – 6.00pm

Thursday 10.00am – 7.00pm

Friday 10.00am – 6.00pm

Saturday 10.00am – 1.00pm

 
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