Next week is 'Ukraine Week' at Mellowes Adventure and Childcare Centre, Athboy.

'We need your help!' Donations sought for Ukraine Week

Mellowes Adventure and Childcare Centre in Athboy are holding a ‘Ukraine Week’ (Monday March 21 to Friday March 25) and they are appealing for your help.

Steven Carthy from Mellowes said: “Please, if you can, donate items – they can be dropped to our centre before Friday March 25.

“All items will be given to our federation for transport to Ukraine at the end of March.”

The following is a guide line from the Federation of Early Childhood Providers:

‘We have a revised list of goods for our trip to Poland. We have made contact with a Polish priest here and he has helped us to make contact with a hub near the boarder of Ukraine.

‘We have been given a list of things to gather that they need, and here it is.’

Medical aid needed

• bandages

• needles

• oxygen masks

• oxygen

• trauma kits

• equipment for surgery

• resuscitation equipment

• sterile wipes

• infusion pumps

• traumatic wound care – stitches, sutures, etc

• catheters

• central lines

• pain killers

• gloves – all sizes

• blood clotting gauze

• incontinent pads – all sizes

• refrigerated medication – diabetes

Adults aid needed

• adult coats

• thermal socks – all ages

• thermal vests – all sizes

• underwear – all sizes

• scarves

• hats

• gloves – all sizes

• flip flops – all sizes (for standing in showers)

Children’s aid needed

• thermal socks – all ages

• thermal vests – all sizes

• underwear all sizes

• baby food

• baby bottles

• plastic toys, books, jigsaws, bubbles, colouring books and crayons

Other aid needed

• thermal blankets

• towels

• batteries of all sizes

• power banks for phones

• flash lights

• deodorants

• soap

• tooth paste and tooth brushes

• razors and gel

Food aid needed

non perishables only please

• soups

• pastas

• rice

• sauces

• timed foods

• honey biscuits

• tea coffee

• sugar

• cereals and bars

• porridge

• custards

“Representatives Elaine and Gillian will be traveling to Poland on March 31 to meet people on the ground to see what else we can do,” said Steven.

• Mellowes Adventure and Childcare Centre is at Moygrehan, Athboy. County Meath, C15 W288; 046 9433921;