Community action for Ukraine

In times of crisis, community power often comes to the forefront and we’ve noticed this particularly across Amber Valley in support of Ukraine over the past few weeks. Here are just some of the examples of how people have been making a difference.


Little Wonders – a ‘not for profit’, local business, run by locals mums, Charlotte and Lexie – donated 20% of all of a day’s sales of their pre-loved children’s clothes to the Ukraine appeal. Follow them on Instagram here for details of their pop-up shops. Duffield’s Green party candidate, Alison McDermott, went down to lend her support.

Ironville and Codner Park

Friends of Ironville and Codner Park have been promoting the Ukrainian refugee scheme with five households planning to offer homes in the community. Information about the refugee scheme can be found here

1538 have been doing a brilliant job getting donations over to Ukraine. Find out more via their Facebook page here


Ripley Wildflowers are planning to plant flower patches in the Ukraine flag. Find out more about them here


There’s been an incredible response to the Ukranian Refugee Appeal at the Village Hall in Somercotes. The image below is after just one day of donations. Find out more via the Parish Council Facebook page here


Swanwick Men’s Shed has offered support to mend a trailer which will be taken to Poland to provide hot meals for refugees. Find out more here


Dino Day in Heanor raised £367 for British Red Cross Ukraine Appeal. You can see lots of wonderful photos on their Facebook page here

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