Quinton Labour Party would like to thank everyone from the community in Quinton for their incredible generosity and support to our donation appeal to support families fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.
On Friday at the Quinborne Community Centre, we received thousands of items of clothing, blankets, medical supplies, toiletries, and much more, which will now head to refugee sites in Ukraine, Poland, Moldova, Romania and Hungary to help families fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.
Preet Kaur Gill, MP for the Birmingham: Edgbaston constituency and Labour's Shadow International Development Secretary said
It has been wonderful to see that people in Quinton have supported our call for donations. People in Quinton have come out to donate so many essential goods, it’s been wonderful to see the sense of solidarity and that Quinton stands with the people of Ukraine.
According to the UN Refugee agency, 1.5 million people have already fled across Ukraine’s borders (as of 5.00pm EET 5th March) and estimates more than 3-5 million people could be displaced, making the Ukraine conflict the largest humanitarian crisis this century.
Sam Forsyth, Labour's candidate for local elections on 5th May, added
The images we’ve seen in Ukraine over the last couple of weeks have been heartbreaking but just as our community came together at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, they have come together again now to stand with the people of Ukraine. I would like to thank everyone who has supported our local appeal.
Lauren Rainbow, Labour’s other candidate for the local election 5th May, further added
We have been absolutely overwhelmed by the incredible generosity of people in Quinton and it has shown our community at it's absolute best; that we are a community that is caring and compassionate. I’d like to thank everyone that has supported our appeal. Each donation will make a huge difference to the lives of ordinary Ukrainians, who have suffered from the terrible consequences of Putin’s war.
Quinton Labour Party has been working with organisations across the West Midlands to coordinate the donations to the emergency relief effort in Ukraine. Due to the overwhelming generosity of residents across the city we have made the decision to pause our collections and make sure that all the donations can rapidly reach those in need. We’d like to once again thank Quinton residents for their generosity. If you would like to support those in need we would urge you to consider donating to the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal: https://www.dec.org.uk/
(Left to Right) Lauren Rainbow, Preet Kaur Gill MP, and Sam Forsyth
Sam and Lauren were joined by local Quinton residents and Labour Party activists
Local Quinton residents donated over 300 bags of clothes, 50 blankets, medical supplies, toiletries and much more