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Overwhelming Response to Royal Ulster Yacht Club's Ukranian Appeal

8th March 2022
Donations for the Ukrainian humanitarian appeal at the Royal Ulster Yacht Club
Donations for the Ukrainian humanitarian appeal at the Royal Ulster Yacht Club

In common with many other organisations Royal Ulster Yacht Club on Belfast Lough in Northern Ireland put a call out for donations for the Ukrainian Aid Appeal and it turned out the response was overwhelming.

In the end there were 200 boxes of medicine, baby items, new clothes, toiletries, food, and other essentials sent directly to the shipping container bound for Poland.

Club members will remember Przmek Giblewski, Chef of many years, who is now living in Poland. Przmek has friends and family heavily involved in supporting refugees as well as directly in the conflict. He has been in touch to thank the Club members and to provide first-hand an update on the items most needed on the ground, particularly in regard to displaced women and children, and those on the front line.

Hon Secretary Catherine Gallagher said; “A huge thank you to everyone who donated and a very special thank you for our team of volunteers who spent two days organising, packing and running up and downstairs with boxes”.

Betty Armstrong

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Betty Armstrong is Afloat and Yachting Life's Northern Ireland Correspondent. Betty grew up racing dinghies but now sails a more sedate Dehler 36 around County Down

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