Posted by Devenia Besant on 08 Mar 2022

As always the community of Epsom and Ewell have been amazing in wanting to do what they can to help during this devastating crisis.  We have had many messages asking how people can help locally and have many posts to our Facebook Group about donation points and links to some of the larger charities.  So I wanted to let you know about Surrey Stands With Ukraine, a registered grassroots charity which has been developed in the community over the last few days.

The charity appeal is collecting items and donations and arranging vans from Epsom to transport these to Ukraine. There mission statement is:

“Our mission at Surrey Stands With Ukraine is to support the people of Ukraine by collecting essential supplies needed by those on the ground, and organising transport to deliver these supplies directly from Epsom to the Polish/Ukrainian border.

We are collecting physical donations at our Epsom hub (in the Ashley Centre) and also cash and card donations, which will go towards transportation costs and other high value, life-saving items. Please check our website to see which items are suitable for donation.

100% of all donations will go to support the people of Ukraine. No fees or wages are taken by our volunteers or trustees.”

The charity has advised of 3 ways you can help:


Any cash donations will be used to buy the specialist items that people might not have such as radios, night vision goggles, medical supplies.   It will also be used to pay for  vans / drivers to take supplies across to the Ukrainian border.   The first van is leaving today from Epsom and then there will be more leaving over the next few days.


The charity is mainly looking for medical, outdoor/survival clothing, torches, vision and batteries and camping items, the full list can be found on the website.


The charity are looking for volunteers to help collect donations, package items, organise delivers etc.   They are based in the Ashley Centre (opposite Boots) and welcome any free time you may be able to assist with.  Transporting these items across to Ukraine is very difficult and complex, we would welcome anyone who can help with transport logistics, volunteer drivers, border arrangements.

You can find donation links, list of items needed and more information on the website and do follow them on Facebook or Instagram for update to date news.

We definitely stand with Ukraine.

Dee xx


Devenia Besant
Devenia (Dee) Besant is the founder of Epsom and Ewell Families. Runs a busy household as a mummy of 3 and a wife and some would say crazily committed to helping small businesses and the local community.

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