Saturday 12th was a GREAT DAY, ready for some fun stats & to read something VERY INCREDIBLE about your practical item donations? Thought so...
Your 2 meditations & 3 yoga sessions, which included 12 Sun Salutations, 12 deep squats, 29 planks, 37 uses of the word love and 5 breath practices raised amazing donations directly for the Ukraine. And, when I say directly, I mean directly. Read on!
£200 Direct to Disasters Emergency Committee (which supports Red Cross, Save The Children & many more!) using Crowdfunder & I'm still collecting ££ donations! This smashed the £100 I wanted us to raise! Great Work, well done!
Once we finished on Saturday Rob & I sorted & dropped off all donations at the Bristol International Centre For Ukraine where The Honorary Consul General of Romania, Dr Razvan Constantinescu is running the collection point. Amazing volunteers, all so organised, fast paced & thorough. Passionate & connected. Dr Razvan showed me around, this work the From Bristol With Love charity are doing is so important. Everything you donated, I'm so pleased to share with you, was sorted right away and was being shipped out the next day on their 3rd shipment.
This charity is doing something rather amazing, right now they are the only charity who are able to take things across the borders into the Ukraine (I can only hope that this has now changed). What you donated SATURDAY went directly to people in immediate need SUNDAY, those who are stuck, without means or choice to leave. It was very real dropping off our donations, solemn yet positivity this task was shared.
Here is what generosity we brought together from our yoga morning in Pilning:
4 Full first aid kits
148 mixed tampons & 40 mixed pads
94 Ibuprofen & 232 paracetamol tablets
2 bottles of kids Calpol/paracetamol
19 assorted bandages, leg & arm supports
3 Bottles of Dettol & 1 big soap detergent
20 tooth brushes & 2 big tooth pastes
64 wound dressings
30 blister pads
16 electrolyte drinks & 6 energy bars
4 sterile cleansing wipes & 2 baby wipes pks
Syringes, medicine spoons & camping mat
6 big tubs skin cleanser/ailments creams
7 soaps & hand washes
5 bottles of alcohol hand sanitiser
Pack of 10 J-Cloths
13 body scrubbers
2 bottles 2in1 shampoo
The support for the success of the event doesn't go unnoticed! - Thank you to the Pilning Village Hall for allowing me to hire the hall at short notice. Thank you to PVH FB page, Sara and others for sharing my event online and a BIG THANK YOU to the Rainbows for the pretty & uplifting window display, wonderful postcards of hope, beautiful!
THANK YOU AGAIN TO ALL INVOLVED, YOU ARE VALUED & YOU HAVE MADE AN IMMEDIATE DIFFERENCE TO PEOPLE WHO NEED YOU, THOSE AFFECTED BY WAR...and more. Your energy ripples on.