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FOLLOW US gifts £10,000 worth of mobile phones to Ukraine

Megan Robinson
June 29, 2022

The phones will go to the Ukrainian Association of Women in Law Enforcement to help search and rescue efforts and for counselling

Volunteers supporting those in Ukraine have delivered £10,000 worth of mobile phones delivered by tech recycling specialist

A package of 100 brand new Alcatel devices were also included in a van load of aid due to their long battery life, which saw them being delivered to Poland by Hampshire-based volunteers.

Managing director at Portsmouth-based L&S Waste Management, Mick Balch, led the delivery and has completed several since the war began in February.

Graeme Warnell and his wife Aga, who live in Krakow, are some other volunteers who have been housing refugees and donating to the cause.

Graeme said: “Mobile phones are crucial to coordinating  the effort and they needed simple phones with long battery life to keep the lines of communication open.

“We’re very grateful to for providing these devices, which will help people on the ground directly in a way that will make a huge difference.” co founder Aaron Brown added: “All of us at have been shocked and appalled to see the suffering in Ukraine, but also in awe of those who are helping on the front line and by delivering aid to those who need it.

“Sometimes it’s difficult to know how to help, but when we heard about the need for mobile phones, we saw a way that we could have an immediate impact. 

“We’re pleased to see that these devices are now going to be put to good use, and grateful to Mick and all the volunteers involved for getting them where they were needed most.”

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