Our latest collection for Ukraine consisted of 102 boxes thanks to the ongoing help of so many people with diabetes wanting to help those with diabetes in Ukraine. In total during 2022 we have sent diabetes items worth over £400,000 so a huge thank you to everyone who has helped.
We have received donations of unwanted diabetes items from people with diabetes and healthcare professionals in the UK for which we, and the people in Ukraine, are very grateful. In addition, IDDT’s partners in Insulin for Life (IFL) made donations to us – IFL in Australia sent us meters and test strips and IFL USA sent us insulin pens. This might sound strange but IDDT and our contacts have managed to get supplies across the borders to where they are needed.
We must not forget the people who collect from us and deliver to Ukraine. This time getting transport was more difficult but at the last minute, Paul saw a plea on the internet for anyone able to transport 102 boxes to Woolwich for Ukraine and he gave his time to do this. He was also prepared to give the diesel but thanks to our members donations specifically for Ukraine, we could pay for this.
Finally, thanks you to all the people who knitted toys for children and hats, gloves, scarves and blankets which are given to children in orphanages to protect against the very cold weather.