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County and Dragons support people of Ukraine

7 March 2022

Players and coaching staff from Newport County and the Dragons have joined forces to show their support for the people of Ukraine and help send emergency supplies from Newport to Poland.

Organisations across Newport have come together to collect donations and send emergency support to Ukrainians who have been forced to leave their homeland with few or no belongings.

Thousands of people are currently crossing into neighbouring Poland – and in Newport a Polish organisation is organising a city-wide appeal for donations of clothes, toys, hygiene products and blankets to help those caught up in the humanitarian crisis.

An emergency appeal is being organised by the Polonia dla Ukrainy (Polish Community for Ukraine) and being supported by businesses and groups across Newport and the Gwent area.

The Women of Newport group are one of those helping by organising donations that are coming in from across South Wales.

Rodney Parade has been assisting the regional operation for donations with tonnes collected and stored at the stadium over the last week.

And on Monday, senior players from Dragons and Academy from Newport County were joined by coaches from both sides to help sort and pack donations that will then be taken to Poland and distributed to recognised charities that are helping refugees.

For more information and the latest updates on what items are being collected - and where you can take your donations - check the Women of Newport page on Facebook by clicking HERE

 


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