The following information and appeal has been sent out by Lancaster City Council:
Lancaster district has close ties with the Polish city of Lublin, having been twinned since 1994. Lublin is situated just 70 miles from the Ukraine border and is therefore the first city refugees travel to once arriving in Poland.
As a result, Lublin has seen an enormous influx of refugees, and the Mayor of Lublin has reached out to the city’s friends for help as it struggles to support so many vulnerable people.
A fundraising page has been set up by Lancaster District Community Voluntary Solutions (LDCVS) to allow money to go directly to Lublin to help those in need at this most upsetting time of their lives.
How to Donate
Total Giving Fundraising
https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/lancaster-lublin (where we accept one-off donations, monthly or weekly subscriptions, and Gift Aid declarations.)
Text LUBLIN followed by your donation amount to 70460 to give that amount. For example, LUBLIN 10 will donate £10. Texts will cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message. Afterwards, you’ll receive a receipt by text, and opportunities to complete a Gift Aid form or set up a monthly donation.
Make your cheque payable to Lancaster District Community & Voluntary Solutions and post to: Lublin Refugee Appeal, Lancaster District CVS, The Cornerstone, Sulyard Street, Lancaster LA1 1PX (Please also write LUBLIN on the back of your cheque, so we know the purpose of your donation.)
Make your transfer to our account at CAF Bank, sort code 40-52-40, account number 00084540 (Please use the reference LUBLIN, so we know the purpose of your donation.)