A charity, based in Wrexham, is sending two lorries of aid, including medical equipment, to help those in Ukraine.

The Polish Integration Support Centre (PISC) CIC has been working with the Wrexham community over the past year to send supplies and aid to Ukraine. 

The appeal was launched by PISC director Anna Buckley not long after the war first broke out in Ukraine on February 24 2022.

Almost one year later, PISC moved into a unit in Eagles Meadow which has allowed them to continue their important work. 

The centre is open from 9am to 5pm Monday-Friday.

PISC also provides services for the Polish community in Wrexham, of approximately 15,000 people, and has recently sent aid to the Turkey/Syria border following the destructive earthquakes.

The charity tragically discovered on Friday that one of their international volunteers based in Poland had been killed in Ukraine. 

The charity is due to send their next shipment to Ukraine in April, consisting of two lorries, with monies being raised to send a third.

The upcoming shipment consists of predominately medical equipment that has been sponsored by South Western Ambulance Service-NHS Foundation Trust. 

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This includes; wheelchairs, orthopedic balls, walkers on wheels and without, eight pallets of medical equipment from Bristol/London area, boxes of disposable aprons, masks, gloves, medical pallets for hospitals, pallets of clothes and bedding, blankets, sleeping bags, half beds, unisex, pallets of kids clothes nappies toys and mattresses.

The charity has also received generous donations from NICE-PACK in Flint including 14 pallets of baby wipes as well as bedding and towels provided by Johnson Stalbridge Line Service.

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PISC director Anna Buckley said: "Our job as volunteers in Wrexham is to bring the community together, with people from a variety different backgrounds, religions and countries. Through this community we all fight for freedom in our way."

"Thanks to the financial support from ADAMA -Agricultural Solutions we have been able to send approximately £3million worth of donations."

The upcoming aid donation due to depart in April is estimated to be worth around £160,000. 

She continued: "Thanks to the individuals who have brought donations ( toys, sweets, shampoos, medicines, clothes, toys,sleeping bags), we now have 81 pallets to send."

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PISC is looking for more funding, and if you cannot donate items their JustGiving page is open for cash donations.

If you want to volunteer, you can get in touch with PISC via telephone: 07523627826, email: piscwrexham@gmail.com, visit their website or pop into the office on Eagles Meadow.

If you wish to donate items, PISC is collecting; 

  • Lollipops/chocolate bars 
  • Sleeping bags/waterproof materace
  • Wheelchairs, crutches, automatic wheelchairs (including broken ones)
  • Bandages, dressings, medicines you don't need - don't throw them away, please bring to us, scissors, old glasses, hearing aids.
  • food, shampoo, nappies for elderly. 
  • Any vans or cars (if someone would like donate care we will do all paperwork)