Help Our International Community

The winning slogan to define Broadwindsor was “Where Community Matters”.   We are extending this to our International community to help those directly affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. To protect people caught up in this crisis, in Ukraine and its bordering countries.

Villagers Jacqui Sewell and Wendy Shields are asking you to take your items down (see below what’s requested) to the Comrades Hall either on Tuesday, 8th or Friday, 11th – in the morning from 10am – 12noon.  They will then transport them to Tom Littledyke‘s cellar at the Shave Cross Inn where they are being sorted and ready to load up for transport to the Ukraine.

Please note – NO Clothes except those listed below as a military camp is on their next trip:

  • Thick army camo clothing
  • Boots
  • Armour
  • Helmets
  • A thermal imager
  • No weapons!!
  • Medical equipment – out of date is still welcome!
  • Medical kits – out of date is still welcome!
  • Medicines – out of date is still welcome!
  • Generators
  • Radios
  • Torches
  • Batteries


  • Neo natal supplies
  • Milk powder
  • Baby food
  • Baby clothes, smaller the better.
  • Soft, cuddly toys
  • Sanitary products
  • Toiletries: Toothbrushes & Toothpaste, Lip balm
  • Creams: Hand cream, Sudocrem, Germolene
  • Blankets
  • Thick socks
  • Sleeping bags

Tom Littledyke, landlord of the Shave Cross Inn made the headlines last week with his inspiring trip to help those caught up in the crisis. There is a meeting on Wednesday, 9th at 8pm at the Shave Cross Inn which will also be streamed live on Facebook. As well as discussing what’s happened and what their plan is, Tom is organising a convoy of vehicles to travel to the Ukraine on Monday, 14th March departing at midday from the pub., planning to be back home by Saturday, 19th March.  At the time of publishing, it is estimated ten vehicles will be involved. More are expected by Monday 14th

Tom welcomes more help but cautions people to talk to their loved ones and to remember that you will be entering a war zone. Anyone wishing to take part must be over 25 years old for minibus insurance purposes.

With the money donated, which includes a vast donation from an anonymous doner from Lyme Regis, they intend to purchase 2 x ambulance vehicles and 2 x 4×4 vehicles.  A large part of the group’s project is to ferry refugees from the train stations to the border.

The Ukranian chalk Flag background is a poster design by Setsiri Silapasuwanchai and can be purchased HERE.

Monetary donations can be made through the Red Cross – Click HERE
or to The Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal