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By Fiona Reid
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Ukraine medicine appeal extended

AN appeal for domestic medication to send to soldiers on the frontline in Ukraine has been extended to next week.

Peter Kormylo and the team at Hallmuir Chapel near Lockerbie are collecting supplies for the Ukrainian Territorial Army.

And they will be at the chapel on Monday and Tuesday afternoon, between 2-4 pm each day, to receive donations.

Suitable products include ordinary painkillers, cough syrups, handwarmers, throat lozenges and other cold, frostbite and flu type remedies, as well as multivitamins.

In addition, they will gladly accept basic first aid kit, such as plasters, dressings and bandages.

Peter said: “It’s not antibiotics as we cannot transfer them but domestic medicines can be boxed up and sent. Or, some people have been giving us money to buy products in Ukraine.

“There is transport every fortnight from the UK at the moment, we have got boxes going out this weekend.”

He is delighted at the response so far from residents in both Dumfries and Galloway and further afield, saying: “I am very, very happy with what we have received so far, it’s been absolutely amazing.

“We have even had people coming up from England, whose grandfathers were POWs at the chapel, to hand in boxes of medication.

“Thanks also to David Mundell and his office for their support.”

To find out more, go to the Ukrainian POW Chapel Facebook page.

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