Archdiocese of Liverpool embarks on sixth Ukrainian trip to deliver essential aid
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October 24, 2023

Essential aid for Ukraine is set to leave the Archdiocese of Liverpool on Tuesday 24 October in what will be the sixth consignment of the #Liverpool4Ukraine appeal.

A 12-tonne vehicle will transport goods including medical supplies, toiletries, crutches, Zimmer frames, blankets and blow-up mattresses.

The aid has been purchased using financial donations from the #Liverpool4Ukraine appeal with support from Greenmount Projects, The Brick, Chorley & District Ukraine Support group and the supply chain of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.

The goods will be received by Bishop Gregory Komar, from the Ukrainian diocese of Sambir-Drohobych, who will distribute them across the Lviv region of western Ukraine.  Bishop Gregory is the auxiliary bishop of the diocese and has a close association with the Archdiocese of Liverpool.

A small group of representatives from the archdiocese and Greenmount Projects, who have been influential in the appeal, will fly to Poland to support with the handover to Bishop Gregory.

Martin Miller, chief operating officer at the Archdiocese of Liverpool, said: “This will be our sixth trip to the border to deliver goods for those in Ukraine. For every trip, we have adapted our processes based on our previous experiences.

“For this journey, we are using a 12-tonne vehicle for the first time which will enable us to take even more donations for those who need it the most.

“The appeal would not be possible without the continued support of our archdiocese and I would like to thank everyone who has helped or donated since we started #Liverpool4Ukraine in early 2022.”

Bishop Gregory visited the archdiocesan offices in August this year to thank everyone who had supported the appeal. He said: “I came here to thank the people of Liverpool who have helped so much. Life in Ukraine has changed – many people have lost relatives, lost jobs, lost homes, and many have had to leave Ukraine. If we didn’t get the help we’ve received we don’t know where we’d be – it would certainly be much worse.”

Donations for the appeal are still welcome and more details of how to donate can be found here: Ukrainian Appeal · ChurchSuite Donate