Chilmington Green Sales and Marketing Suite in Ashford is now a drop-off point for Red Cross Ukraine donations

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Local housebuilder Barratt Homes has opened the doors at its Sales and Marketing Suites across Kent to collect emergency donations for Ukraine. According to the UN, over four million people have fled the country, with increasing numbers of people needing essentials including medicine and food.*

To help aid those in need, the Sales and Marketing Suite at Barratt Kent’s Chilmington Green development on Hedgers Way in Kingsnorth, Ashford will be a designated drop off point for anyone who would like to donate items.

Residents and members of the local community are invited to drop off their donations at any time during office opening hours:

  • Monday: 12.30pm – 5.30pm
  • Thursday – Sunday: 10am-5.30pm

Chilmington Green will be open for rolling donations, with supplies collected every fortnight and transported to Ukraine. Whilst most essential items and non-perishables are appreciated, items that are currently most in need include:

  • Baby food and formula
  • Nappies
  • Wipes
  • Medicine (particularly children’s medicine, burns medicine and bandages)
  • Food items with long expiration dates
  • Power bars
  • Hygiene products, including female hygiene products
  • Power banks
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries

 

Natalie Perry, Sales and Marketing Director for Barratt Kent, commented: “We are proud to open our doors at Chilmington Green to collect supplies for those in need in Ukraine, and encourage the local community and our residents to donate what they can. We are working with a dedicated team, including a volunteer within the wider Barratt Southern Region team, to ensure supplies are delivered quickly and safely.”

In addition to opening its sales offices as collection points, earlier this month the Barratt Foundation donated £50,000 to support The Sun’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal with the Red Cross. The donation will go straight to the Red Cross, who is a partner of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) charity, which is working inside Ukraine and at its borders to ease the suffering of those caught in the conflict.

David Thomas, Chief Executive of Barratt Developments and Trustee of the Barratt Foundation, said: “We have all been affected by the distressing news from Ukraine. We welcome The Sun’s appeal and are happy to donate to support the vital work the Red Cross is doing to ease suffering and helping families.”

Mike Adamson, Chief Executive of British Red Cross, adds: “This donation will help us reach people with food, water, medicine, medical equipment and other essentials. We thank Barratt for its kind support.”

Barratt Kent’s Marketing Suite at Chilmington Green is open Monday 12.30pm-5.30pm and Thursday-Sunday 10am-5.30pm.

For further details about Barratt Kent or Chilmington Green, visit www.barratthomes.co.uk or call 0333 355 8502.

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