Milly's Mission - Radioing For Help
Our very own Breakfast Show Presenter, Milly Luxford, is travelling to Poland to support Ukrainian refugees
Milly will depart on Monday 4th April for a week, to work alongside her friend, Sarah, who is part of a small but dedicated team of volunteers on the Polish/Ukraine border. The huge influx of refugees has not been declared as a National Crisis in Poland, meaning that there is no funding available from Non-Governmental Organisations for those arriving in Poland. For the past 5 weeks Sarah & the team have been supporting the refugees who have left everything behind in order to escape with their lives.
Milly will be volunteering but also reporting back to V2 Radio daily to highlight and raise awareness of the tremendous efforts being made to help provide vital support to refugees fleeing their war-torn homeland.
Milly explained why she's embarking on this Mission:
“Refugees who have literally had to step across the corpses of their fellow country people to get to safety are arriving with nothing but traumatised hearts and minds. The more people that arrive, the greater the problem becomes. Sarah and the team are distributing travel packs onto the coaches bound for The Netherlands and Portugal, as well as liaising with the UK Home Office visa application centre to set up communication lines with volunteers trying to process Ukrainian families into the UK. But this is still bound up in endless red tape and the Government’s refugee scheme isn’t in service yet. They are also trying to help support pet rescue centres. The money they are raising is going directly to where it is needed - and fast. Like many, I have been so moved by the plight of the Ukrainian people. From the moment the nightmare began I wanted to do something to help, but I just couldn’t see how. Now I feel blessed to have had an opportunity presented to me.”
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