Humanitarian Aid Guernsey was founded on the simple premise of a mother’s love. Natalia Silvester is Polish born and responding to the horrific images of children in war torn Ukraine pouring over the border into her homeland, she reached out to Polish charities to offer help.
Humanitarian Aid Guernsey is a non-profit organisation giving local people an opportunity to donate items specifically requested by charities on the front line. With vans and logistics in place this essential aid can be sent directly to the border. Going forward this charity will look to offer aid to other refugee crises around the world driven by the same ethos –
immediate aid where it is needed most.
Our work includes delivering vital aid to the front line of the war in Ukraine, working with partnership charities in Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary. Supporting 1500 orphaned children across that region, facilitating donations both monetary and material from the local community to Eastern Europe and supporting Ukrainian refugees arriving on island.
Our ever growing team of volunteers are the lifeblood of the organisation. From the Board of Trustees to the sorting depot every member of the charity is a volunteer. As a non-profit organisation we rely on this essential human resource, our volunteers represent our charity’s ethics and uphold its values when carrying out their charitable duties. We are a committee lead foundation and as such all members of the charity have a voice and are encourage to share ideas of how to expand our initiatives.