AN ACCLAIMED drag queen is leading a team of ex-military personnel delivering humanitarian aid to Ukranian refugees. 

Ian Davies, known by his stage name Shaggerada, is a drag artist by night, and clinical psychologist by day. 

His outrageous act has seen him tour all over the UK, and beyond.

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But there is another side to the former soldier - who is a fundraiser for the Counselling Hub suicide prevention charity. Earlier this year, he joined a team who walked 40 miles from the Red Lion in Penyffordd to Llandudno

Shocked by the events unfolding in Ukraine, he is organising a team of a dozen military veterans, including some ex-special forces, who are driving out to the Polish-Ukranian border to deliver aid.

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The team is currently appealing for donations, which can be dropped off at the Counselling Hub charity shop in Mold and the Boot and Ship pub in Bagillt. 

The following items are being sought: 

All toiletries

Batteries and torches

First aid kits

Sleeping bags, thermal blankets, thermal clothing and coats

Sanitary products and disposable nappies

Storage vacuum bags (all sizes) - these will help to reduce the volume and increase the amount we can transport

The team has 40ft articulated lorry, kindly donated by a local business.

Ian, from Mold, said: "We've been overwhelmed by the response from local people and businesses. Shops in Mold have been donating, we've had first aid and sanitary products from Boots and Superdrug, and items from B&M Bargains.

"Now we have the lorry, we've quadrupled in size, so we're appealing for an army of volunteers now. If people could label their donations before them dropping off, that would be hugely appreciated."

Ian, aged 51, added: "I'm a firm believer in the sincerity of charity work, I don't do it for self-promotion or attention, I get more than enough of that doing Shagger.

"It's just about helping people so desperately in need."

Ian is spending his days collecting items, and most nights doing his shows.

"It's been mad," he said. 

"But we're almost there now. In a couple of weeks, we'll be on the road."

You can also donate to the team's fundraising page at