Hove MP urges donations of camping stoves to help Ukrainians Brighton News

PETER Kyle called on residents to donate camping stoves to help those caught up in the conflict in Ukraine.

The MP for Hove has urged people who want to help refugees to donate the equipment after news that hundreds of cheap stoves are urgently needed.

Mr Kyle, who worked as an aid worker in Eastern Europe and the Balkans before entering politics, said: “Speaking to frontline organisations, I was told that people in regions such as Mariupol had no water or gas.

“The stoves will be out and will allow residents to cook a hot meal.

“They cost as little as £20, can be ordered online and delivered direct to a drop off point in Hove or bought and dropped off.

“For all the wonderful local residents who reach out to me to find out how they can help, here is my request.”

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Edward Heller, a resident of Brighton who is currently along the Hungarian-Ukrainian border, said the stoves will help keep people alive in desperate times.

He said: “It’s a dangerous journey to take, but there are experienced people on the ground who will make sure they get through – we just need them.”

Camping stoves can be dropped off at the cafe at All Saints Church, The Drive, Hove, Monday-Thursday 8.30am-3.30pm.

Alternatively, stoves ordered online can be delivered direct on call and addressed to Ukraine Appeal, All Saints Church, The Vicarage, Wilbury Road, Hove, BN3 3PB.

Mariupol, in southeastern Ukraine, has been besieged by Russian forces for several days, with a missile hitting a theater that was used as a shelter for civilians.

Around 130 people are known to have been rescued from the wreckage of the theater but it is believed there were more than 1,300 in the basement of the building when the missile hit earlier this week.

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