A St Albans charity has started a fundraiser to send two fully-functioning ambulances to a hospital in Ukraine.

St Albans for Refugees (StAR) and Vans Without Borders will work together to purchase two second-hand ambulances, ensure that they are "mechanically sound" and fit them with the medical equipment required.


A JustGiving page has been created, with the aim of raising £5,000 towards the project.

StAR has previously worked with Vans Without Borders - on the advice of Welham Green and Hatfield South councillor Paul Zukowskyj - to provide aid to people in Ukraine.

Cllr Liz Needham, chair of trustees at StAR, told The Herts Advertiser: "Paul got in touch again recently, and said that they were looking to do this project - to get an ambulance going across (to Ukraine) - and (to ask whether) we'd be interested in doing it again.

"We thought that sounded like an interesting thing..

"...Having already worked with Vans Without Borders it seemed like a bit of a no-brainer really!"

The Liberal Democrat councillor reiterated the need to send medical aid to Ukraine, adding: "We are more about providing medical aid in this instance, than about taking sides."

Cllr Needham also thanked residents of St Albans for their continued support for StAR.

To donate to the project, visit St Albans for Refugees' JustGiving page.