Alhambra United for Ukraine

21 March 2022

Barnsley United for Ukraine Appeal

Kind-hearted shoppers have shown incredible generosity supporting the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

To date, more than 4,000 boxes filled to the brim with donations have left the Alhambra Shopping Centre in Barnsley and arrived near Wroclaw in Poland to help Ukrainian refugees. This is all thanks to a Barnsley man with Polish heritage, Henryk Matysiak and more than 200 volunteers that have stepped up to help with the borough-wide operation.

Henryk has said the lorries will continue to be provided thanks to an agreement he has with a haulage boss, and he estimates these trips to be the ‘first of many’ as donations will be needed for months to come.

At the moment, the donation centre will be open this week Tuesday 5th April to Saturday 9th April 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Please do not bring clothing as they will not be able to accept it.

Essential appeals change on a daily basis so for the most up to date list please check the United for Ukraine Facebook page.