A number of County Durham villages are coming together to provide vital support for Ukraine.

County Durham Labour councillors are working with Ludworth Community Association to organise a collection point in the village for people to leave donations.

Labour has mobilised to help support people fighting against the Russian invasion and civilians fleeing the terrible conflict that is raging across the county.

Ludworth is one of several donation points that has been organised, as well as schools and community groups doing their bit to collect items for the Ukrainian people.

Trimdon and Thornley division Cllr Lucy Hovvels, said:

“Anybody who has seen the shocking images on TV can’t fail to have been moved by the plight of people in the Ukraine. People who just a month ago were going about their lives like we are in this country.”

Division colleague, Cllr Jake Miller said,

“We have been working with local people in Ludworth and surrounding villages and we put out the call for donations to Ukraine, and people have really delivered.

“We have been totally overwhelmed by the generosity of our communities and the support that has been shown. The small but committed team of volunteers are incredibly grateful for the donations and I’d like to personally pay tribute to the tireless efforts of the volunteers who have sorted through over three tonnes of donations, in order for it to be collected and take across to Ukraine.”

If anyone in the area would like to make a donation, the items in demand are:

  • Medical supplies; bandages, plasters, paracetamol, aspirin etc.
  • Baby supplies; formula milk, dried and canned food etc.
  • New blankets, clothing
  • If people are wanting to make a financial contribution, please do so via The British Red Cross.

And people can take these to:

Ludworth Community Centre, 2 North View Ludworth, County Durham, DH6 1NF


Greenhills Community Association, Stephen Terrace, Wheatley Hill, County Durham DH6 3JS