The community of Horsham mobilizes to help Ukraine


Neighborhood residents organized donations of money, clothing and toiletries.

In addition to individuals, businesses, charities and community groups have shown their support.

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New House Farm Shop in Old Crawley Road, Horsham, invites people to bring donations to their car park on Monday March 7 from 8.30am to 2pm.

People gathered in Crawley over the weekend to show their support for Ukraine SUS-220228-083136004

Goods needed include diapers and wet wipes, batteries, torches, candles, sanitary products, sleeping bags, face masks and hand gel.

The store says the donated goods will be taken to a Polish social club in Southampton who will transport them to the Polish-Ukrainian border.

Meanwhile, The Burger Shop in Piries Place is pledging to donate £1 from every burger purchased on Saturday March 5 to the people of Ukraine.

Another fundraiser is organized on March 11 by the mixed martial arts club Horsham. They are to organize a 24-hour “roll” with funds going to the British-Ukrainian Aid charity.

Instructor Sonny Weston and Jamie Irving will participate in the “roll” – a term used for sparring in Brazilian Jui Jitsu – which usually lasts five minutes.

The duo will ride from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday.

The Kings Arms of the Bishopric of Horsham has decided to stop selling Russian vodka – but will sell Ukrainian vodka instead.

Anyone wishing to donate money for Ukraine can do so through the British Red Cross Ukraine crisis appeal. Call 0300 023 0820 or visit


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