People in West Berkshire and across the country have been overwhelmingly generous in the items they have made available to the people of Ukraine.
However, in discussions with the Ukrainian Ambassador it has been made clear that there are real practical difficulties with transporting these items across the border from Poland.
At their request the Foreign Office has set up the DEC Appeal which asks those who would like to donate to do so financially rather than with physical items.
In addition to the £140 million in humanitarian aid that has already been pledged the Government will match fund donations up to the first £20 million.
Donations will help the DEC charities provide food, water, shelter and healthcare to refugees and displaced families.
Again, the generosity that has been shown to the Ukrainian people is staggering and greatly appreciated.
You can donate by going to: donation.dec.org.uk/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal