Here in Harborne Village, we are devastated by the invasion of Ukraine and the effect it is having on this country. We always try our best to help those most in need, so in partnership with the local businesses, here are just some of the ways you can help:
The Ironing Shop (158 Gordon Road) is currently asking for donations of blankets, clothes, toiletries and nappies for the Ukrainian people. You can drop off at the shop any day between 8.30am and 5.00pm.
Harborne Labour Party is also appealing for donations, with items needed including woollen blankets, hygiene packs, thermal foil blankets, clothes, nappies, hats, tissue, pet bedding and medical equipment. Their collection is every Saturday, 11.00am-1.00pm, outside the Post Office.
Suyo Hairdressing (71 High Street) is raising money within the salon to buy essentials for the Saturday collection.
You can even support Ukraine whilst supporting local businesses – for example, when you order a click and collect pizza or rotisserie chicken at The Proud Sicilian (73 High Street), they will donate 15% of the full order amount to the Ukraine Crisis Appeal.
Holy Moly Macaroni (106 High Street) will be making a donation with every dessert sold between now and Friday towards the Ukraine Appeal.
The Junction (212 High Street) is hosting a quiz tonight (Monday 7th) to raise money – join them from 8pm and enter via a donation on the door. There will be prizes for the best team name, first place and last place!
If you want to make a cash donation, head to www.oxfam.org.uk or to their store in Harborne (171 High Street) to help out. Donations can be made at www.dec.org.uk as well.
As the situation continues, we will be updating this blog with more ways in which you can show your support in Harborne. We would like to thank our community for all their hard work so far in showing your solidarity with Ukraine.