Marketing student, Iwona Bojan, has also been instrumental in launching the appeal. She said: “As soon as I saw refugees leaving Ukraine on the news and coming to Poland – my home country, I knew I wanted to help.
“Seeing everyone in Poland doing so much – as basically every town in the area is hosting refugees – was inspiring and I knew I needed to do something too, something that change peoples’ lives.”
After making contact with Hull for Heroes to get the donations appeal on campus underway, Iwona returned to Tarnow in Poland to see how she could help there.
“Seeing refugees arrive at the train station in Poland was a moving experience. There are a lot of women and children – and they have been travelling for days.
“Fortunately, they are being well supported and seem to be receiving practical items and everything they need when they first arrive. And if the organisers run out of something – like nappies or other essentials – they put out a call on social media – and then it arrives!