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Eynsham Consolidated Charity


The Eynsham Consolidated Charity distributes grants (up to a total of £4,000 each year) to local people who are in need, or experiencing hardship or distress in the Eynsham area (including Freeland)

Elderberries

The Elderberries are a social group which meets in the Recreation Hall in Hanborough on  Wednesdays 9.30am-2.30pm.

There are over 20 members, including some from Freeland and welcome more!  Members enjoy social interaction with friends and a 2 course lunch for £10 if they need transport, or £7 without.

Contact Gill Battams gblock144@gmail.com


What to do if the electrical power goes off


Advice from SSEN

Donations for Ukraine


Freeland Parish Council is aware of the grave concern many are feeling about the conflict in Ukraine, and the desire to help those displaced and in need as a result.

The advice received from Government encourages ‘giving safely’ – which means where possible supporting registered charities. This not only means you have confidence that donated funds will be used where intended, but in the case of donated goods, that the right items are donated and the logistics around them crossing borders and negotiating customs to reach those in needs have been properly planned.

If you are donating, the government has agreed to match fund any donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee up to £20 million. Go to www.dec.org.uk, call 0370 60 60 900, or to donate £10, text SUPPORT to 70150. While DEC covers 15 aid charities, you can also donate specifically to UNICEF, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the Red CrossBritish-Ukrainian Aid, and the International Rescue Committee, all of which are active in Ukraine at the moment. The Kyiv Independent, an English-language newspaper, has also encouraged people to donate to Come Back Alive, a Kyiv charity that provides software, supplies and equipment to the Ukrainian military.

Finally, we are aware this is a war of misinformation as well as military action, and the amount of fake news posts and deliberate disinformation is enormous according to fact checking organisations. The BBC has a useful fact checking page www.bbc.co.uk/news/reality_check, and the organisation Full Fact has helpful information www.fullfact.org if you would like to find out more about this.