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Collection for Ukraine at Forres Tolbooth on Fridays via Stella’s Voice charity


By Garry McCartney

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Loading up a collection for Ukraine.
Loading up a collection for Ukraine.

A FORRES woman is appealing for donations of vital items for war-torn Ukraine.

Yvonne Findlay volunteers for Peterhead-based charity Stella’s Voice, formed to provide care, education and jobs for people who are vulnerable to exploitation and trafficking.

She said: “Communities in Ukraine continue to be bombed and destroyed. The weather there at present is bitterly cold so warm clothing and bedding is particularly needed.”

Scarves, gloves, hats, head torches, sleeping bags, blankets, thermal clothing and hand warmers would be much appreciated. Clothing, toys, crayons, non-perishable sweets, handbags, cosmetics, toiletries, sanitary towels, nappies too.

Donations can be made at the Tolbooth on Fridays from 9am-noon. Alternatively, call Yvonne on 07859227822.

She has been collecting for Ukraine since January.

She explained: “I transport the donations to Lossiemouth where my friends Lydia Munro, Carolle Ralph and Hazel McPherson have them transported on to Stella’s Voice. The van drivers from Moray to Peterhead are Raymond Young, Tom Wardhaugh and his son Ricky. From there the collections are transported in containers to Moldova then across the border into Ukraine.”

She finished: “The people of Forres have been extremely generous. I would like to thank them and Forres Heritage Trust for their continued support.”

Visit https://stellasvoice.org.uk/ for more information.



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