We had an overwhelming response: Wanstead answers call for Ukraine appeal

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Organisers of Wanstead’s Tin in a Bin network were overwhelmed by local support for their Ukraine appeal last month.

“We were approached by Redbridge Council to assist with the appeal. We put messages out across social media platforms and we can’t thank you all enough for your kindness. We collaborated with Woodford Baptist Church as volunteers took donations to the lorries, which transported the supplies to the Polish border. Once again, the Wanstead Community Hub was instrumental in mobilising teams. We had an overwhelming response but feel we may be called upon again as the situation continues to unfold,” said Juliette Harvey, who co-founded Tin in a Bin at the start of the pandemic.

An event to thank volunteers will take place at Wanstead Cricket Club on 15 April from 3pm to 6pm. “There are so many people who contribute to what we do we thought it would be nice to have a get together, a chance to put names to faces and meet the team.”