With the conflict in Ukraine raging on, communities have come together to offer their support to the people of Ukraine - with Launceston and Bodmin being no exception.
As ever, our communities have pushed themselves forward to help in light of recent world events, with many businesses becoming collection points for donations and people taking on fundraising endeavors to help.
Businesses across the county are acting as donation drop-off points, with organised deliveries of donations taking place over the next few weeks.
Here at Life, we have compiled a list of donation points, collections and fundraising events taking place this month in both Launceston and Bodmin. Please see below if you would like to help the efforts taking place locally.
Cornish Moo, South Hellescott Farm, Launceston, PL15 8LL - Cornish Moo has been overwhelmed with donations from the community, but as of Thursday 3rd March they still require baby items, female sanitary products and first aid items. The lorry will be leaving this Sunday morning, 6th March and Cornish Moo will continue taking donations until tomorrow, 7pm.
Launceston Refugee Support Group - Launceston Refugee Support Group are opening up Room 6 at the Central Methodist Church on Friday mornings, 10am-12.30pm. They are collecting tents, sleeping bags, blankets, adult and children coats and boots. People can also donate money - visit their Facebook page for the banking details.
Lewannick Village Shop and Post Office - Lewannick Village Shop is another collection point and will be delivering donations to Cornish Moo on Friday morning.
TR Electrical - TR Electrical has offered to take donations to Cornish Moo today or tomorrow. Visit their Facebook page for more information.
Westgate Street Deli - Westgate Street Deli is another local collection point that will deliver donations to Cornish Moo.
Homeleigh Garden Centre - Homeleigh has kindly loaned a van to Cornish Moo for donations to be transported to the collection hub for the lorry on Saturday, 5th March.
Launceston Rotary Club - The Rotary are taking cash donations which will be sent to Rotary groups on the ground close to Ukraine, with knowledge of how to support the people there. There is a collection bucket in the Rotary Community Shop on Southgate Street.
Polski Sklep w Bodmin ‘Fresko Land’ - The shop has friends who will be going to Poland to take items to refugees on 9th March and have been collecting items this week. They will continue to take donations until Friday at 10am. Due to the increased number of donations, the shop has had to reach out for support from Cornish Accounting Services to take donations today and tomorrow.
Malcolm Barnecutts Bakeries - Malcolm Barnecutts is supporting Polski Sklep w Bodmin ‘Fresco Land’, and will provide a collection point across all their shops.
Shire Hall - Shire Hall has become a collection point, and will be accepting donations until Monday 7th March. You can drop off donations between 9am-4pm.
Cornish Accounting Solutions - As mentioned above, Cornish Accounting Solutions has offered to be a collection point to support Polski Sklep w Bodmin ‘Fresco Land’ on Thursday and Friday only.
Helland Village Hall - The village hall will be holding a coffee morning on Saturday, 19th March between 10.30am-12.30pm to raise money and collection donations of clothes and other items.
The One for All Community Centre, Lanivet - The community centre is a collection point and will be delivering donations to St Blazey.