THE Island's response to Ukraine has been supported by MP Bob Seely, who visited the MAD-Aid charity.

The charity has been coordinating aid efforts from the Isle of Wight, to support Ukrainians fleeing Russia's invasion.

Mr Seely met with Victoria Dunford, charity founder, in East Cowes on Saturday, to hear more about how Islanders have supported the cause so far, and the difference the aid had made.

So far, eight MAD-Aid trucks have transported aid valued at around half a million pounds to Moldova from the Isle of Wight.

Ms Dunford said: “It was a privilege to welcome Mr Seely to show him what we do and to discuss the need for continued help into Moldova to assist the large number of Ukrainian displaced people who left Ukraine with so little.”

Mr Seely said the Island had produced a "first-class response" to the situation.

He said: “I have seen for myself how generous Islanders have been and I have heard about the amazing work being done by MAD-Aid to get this aid to Ukrainian refugees.

“Thank you to Victoria for the amazing work she is coordinating to help Ukrainian refugees and thank you to Islanders for their continued support.”

List of items needed for Ukraine

MAD-Aid continues to welcome donations.

They can be dropped off at locations including the County Press office in Pyle Street, Newport, or MAD-Aid at 10 York Avenue, East Cowes.

Money can be donated via

Aid needed now:

Long shelf-life food

White goods such as washing machines, fridges, freezers, electrical cookers

Single use cutlery, glasses, plates

Hygiene products

Washing powder

Washing up liquid

Cleaning products

Nappies – all sizes

Spring and summer clothes

Single beds

Saucepans / cutlery

Electrical kettles

Towels, blankets and single bedding



Sleeping bags

Nappies for adults – wounded soldiers

Tents and camp beds