How We Can Support Ukraine

By Alex Guerrero

We’re coming together to support those affected by the war in Ukraine. We are calling out for and coordinating donations of good, usable kit. Thank you to anyone who has already donated. Every donation helps. No matter how big or how small, thank you. Here’s how to donate.

Can I Donate Equipment to Ukraine?

Got usable but unused kit sitting around? The Continuum Project is currently focusing its donations on supporting the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Priorities for most needed equipment include:

  • Sleeping bags
  • Sleeping mats
  • Head torches or hand torches
  • First aid kits

We’re working with the Outdoor Industries Association (OIA). They’re coordinating efforts on the ground with the Polish Outdoor Group (POG). And working with local outdoor distributors and Nikita Balabanov – the well-known Ukrainian Alpinist. Getting gear to those who need it most.

It’s fantastic to see the response from the outdoor industry. UK brands like DMM and Ellis Brigham are also supporting the crisis

How Do I Donate to Ukraine?

Drop your donation off at one of our eight Alpkit stores in Edinburgh, Gateshead, Ambleside, Keswick, Ilkley, Hathersage, Bristol and Betws-y-Coed. Or you can post it to us for free at Alpkit HQ. Just make sure you fill in the Continuum Project Donation Form first. Our Alpkit HQ volunteers will sort through the kit and send essential, priority items onwards. The donation address is:

Alpkit Global HQ

Units 12-14 Oak House

Moorgreen Industrial Park

Engine Lane

Newthorpe

Nottingham

NG16 3QU

How Do I Donate Money to Ukraine?

Donating cash has an immediate impact. The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) brings together 15 leading UK aid charities, including Oxfam, Save the Children and British Red Cross. It’s a quick and efficient way to raise funds for crises overseas. Donate here to the Ukraine humanitarian appeal: https://donation.dec.org.uk/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal. If you are a UK tax payer, the money goes even further by adding Gift Aid at no extra cost to you.

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