This is the staggering amount of donations Brits have already given to refugees from Ukraine at just one drop-off in London – enough to fill 15 lorries.
Kind-hearted Brits touched by the plight of Ukraine have donated a jaw-dropping amount of aid to be delivered to desperate refugees from the war-torn country.
A London-based Polish club launched an appeal for donations of items to be delivered to the Ukraine/Poland border to help families fleeing from the invasion.
And the result was a staggering mountain of aid which could fill more than 15 large lorries.
Pictured here, the donations include a mind-blowing collection of bags and bundles ready to be shipped to Poland.
The appeal was first launched by the White Eagle Club in south London.
The Polish club on Balham High Road will be now sending the donations to Poland throughout this week.
A shipment left London today (28/2) headed for Poland’s border with Ukraine, where war refugees are crossing to escape Russian attacks.
The club will continue to send lorry shipments every day – but estimate they already have FIFTEEN lorry-loads worth of donations, with more flooding in.
Club Manager Kris Gondek, 52, said: “We were amazed by the amount of donations over the weekend – it was enough to literally fill the club.
“We thought we’d collect enough donations for maybe two or three lorries – we got way more.
“We are still welcoming donations, and currently we are working with other companies to help us to get it all shipped.
“Our message is to do whatever you can to help.”
The White Eagle Club first put out an appeal on Friday (25) for donations from within the Polish community in London, but they were inundated after the appeal took off.
People from all over the country were seen queueing in their hundreds to drop off further donations over the weekend.
The original appeal asked for items including bedding, clothes, shoes and toiletries.
The team at the White Eagle Club are now in talks with several companies who may be able to help with lorries to speed up the deliveries to the border.
But despite being overwhelmed with donations, manager Kris says donations are still welcome.
They are now asking for donations of medical supplies and equipment, such as first aid kits and painkillers after getting feedback from people there at the border.
Kris said: “Our message is to help however you can to provide medical equipment.
“It’s about saving as many lives as possible.”