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Sunday 4 September 2022

Donation to Ukrainian refugees

Published August 3, 2022 in

Please help us support the Ukrainian refugees who have just arrived in the Scottish Borders.

As of today, we’ll be donating £3 from every Tour O The Borders entry and will be asking everyone who can to make a small additional donation too.

Tour O The Borders will be supporting the Peeblesshire Food Bank’s work in supplying and purchasing essentials for the recently-arrived Ukrainians, many of whom have been able to bring almost nothing with them. The Foodbank is organising the urgent provision of everything from nappies and toiletries to waterproofs and shoes, including items for a significant number of young children arriving here with their mothers.

The Touro organising team is asking everyone in our community of bike riders and friends to contribute if they can. Money from ticket sales will be forwarded directly to the Foodbanks Refugee campaign fund. There’s an additional donation option on the entry form or you can donate directly – see below.

Statement from the Foodbank:

The Peeblesshire Foodbank SCIO provides three days’ worth of nutritionally balanced food for people in crisis.  We are leading the community response to the arrival of refugees from Ukraine, mostly women and children who have fled with only a few belongings.  We are providing everything from nappies and baby food to shoes and waterproof jackets, and we are also running summer schools for the children, providing stationery and craft supplies. We are so grateful to Hillside Outside for their generous pledge to help our small charity cope with the influx of desperate people – every donation will make a real difference.

To make a donation to our charity you can go to https://www.justgiving.com/peeblesshirefoodbank?_ga=2.152851389.54173601.1659349955-1323938684.1659349955

Registered charity SC045330.