Coffee Morning: Ukrainian Appeal

We are proud to announce that we are hosting a coffee morning at The Atkinson on Saturday 14 May 2022. All proceeds will be donated to The Red Cross’ Ukrainian Appeal, specifically towards medical aid and treatment.

Taking place in The Atkinson’s theatre bar on the 1st floor, we are asking all staff, volunteers, trustees, patrons and visitors of The Atkinson to get involved and show support.

You can help us by baking a cake, bringing a cake or simply just eating some cake! All we ask is you leave a small donation. Suggested recipes provided by the Red Cross which can be downloaded here.

This is what the Red Cross is doing in the Ukraine;

  • Helping to get people to safety. To date, the Ukrainian Red Cross (URCS) has evacuated more than 80,000 people.
  • Distributing 1,100 tonnes of aid, including food, bedding, blankets, tents, water, hygiene items across the country.
  • Introducing mobile medial crews in some parts of Ukraine. These teams will reach people in hard-to-reach areas with medical support, working alongside Ukrainian primary health care providers.
  • Issuing food vouchers, so that families can choose products according to personal needs.
  • Providing psychosocial support to several thousand traumatised people.
  • Providing first aid training for 1,000 people in metro stations and bomb shelters and supporting fire fighters, medical and civil protection units.
  • Taking people to hospital, transporting medical supplies and helping at blood donation points.
  • Supporting hospitals and primary healthcare facilities with medicines and medical equipment.
  • Helping families to stay in contact, and educating people on international humanitarian law, and on risks of explosives
  • Repairing vital infrastructure such as water stations supplying over 1 million people.

This event will be hosted by Jo from our curatorial team alongside Atkinson volunteers and staff members. Additional support will be provided by our friends at Merseyside Polonia who will be baking some goodies for you to enjoy.


The people of the United Kingdom are standing with Ukraine. Across the country, everyone wants to do their bit to support those who have been forced to flee their homes because of the conflict. The government website has lots of information on how you can help.

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