28 May 2024

A local business is taking donations for Ukrainian refugees

A beauty salon on Winchester Street, Salisbury, has started collecting donations to help those fleeing Ukraine as Russia invades.

In solidarity with Ukraine, Head to Toe Beauty Salon will be collecting items such as clothing, sleeping bags, pillows, and toiletries.

What you can donate:

  • Thermal blankets⁣
  • Sleeping bags⁣
  • Pillows⁣
  • Toys⁣

New or undamaged clothes:⁣

  • waterproof jackets⁣
  • underwear for women, man and children⁣
  • soaps, shower gels⁣
  • toothpaste ⁣
  • toothbrushes⁣
  • hairbrushes ⁣
  • sanitary pads⁣
  • antiseptics ⁣

Speaking to the Salon owner, Magdalena Miller said, “Because of the situation people are leaving the country with nothing or they are still there and they have nothing. We have got to help them.

“I have been posting about this collection online and I am shocked about how many people want to help.

“This is what Poland is doing and now the Polish community in the UK are helping too. There are lots of drop off points in the UK, some in Bournemouth and Southampton area, so I have decided to start working with the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity.”

Donations will be given to the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, who will transport the items to Ukraine and the Polish border to help those who have had to flee their homes due to the war.

People will be able to drop items off at the salon from tomorrow (1st March 2022) from 9.00am-6.00pm.

Written by
Beth Doherty
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Written by Beth Doherty