TODAY, the Sunday Sun is calling on our caring readers to knit a blanket for Ukraine – and save lives this winter.
We’ve partnered with three charities to help ship your wraps to those who need them.
It comes after Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said Russian attacks on power plants have left Ukraine with a humanitarian crisis.
A third of the nation has no heating and it will soon drop to -20C at night.
Former heavyweight boxing champion Klitschko, 51, said: “The aid has been slow – we are paying with our lives every minute, every hour, every day.”
Brad Moore from Operation Orphan, one of our campaign partners, said: “A knitted blanket is a source of warmth and comfort.
“It’s not a standard gray item, but something bright and colorful that says you are an individual and you are cared for. It could literally be a life saver.”
To help, we ask that you knit or crochet a 6ft x 4ft blanket out of washable wool or acrylic yarn to make a wrap large enough for both adults and children.
Tanya Bacon, 45, of Ukraine Appeal said: “A knitted blanket is made with time and love. It is appreciated and needed now more than ever.”
Our third charity partner, Own Woman, has sent 22 trucks of relief supplies to Ukraine in the past eight months.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6558101/knit-blanket-for-ukraine-save-lives-winter/ The sun on Sunday is calling on you to knit a blanket for Ukraine – and save lives this winter