MAPF Ukraine Appeal

They need us today!

We are doing everything we can to support Polish organisations sending medicines, medical equipment, food and other urgent supplies to the needy in Ukraine, where there are many Polish people, and also those supporting refugees arriving in Poland. These include whole orphanages moved to safety.  We have already sent over £10,000 and are raising more.

To help:

Either, particularly for LARGER DONATIONS, send a transfer to our bank account and simply include the word ?Ukraine? as a reference.  Download, complete and post a Gift Aid form to our office. Particularly FOR SMALLER DONATIONS, donate to MAPF UKRAINE APPEAL through Just Giving.

Thank you!

They, too, still need us! Our regular charitable work continues

We continue sending medical aid to Poland as it is still needed. Poland is a prosperous country. Yet millions of poor live in the Polish countryside, towns and in the industrial suburbs of big cities. The exciting economic growth of recent years has largely passed them by.

Elderly people rely on small state pensions. Despite the 7 per cent incrise in state pensions and benefits, from 1 March 2022, many pensioners are expected to survive on less than Ł300 per month, which bearly covers basic needs. Many children, especially those in orphanages are vulnerable. The support for the handicapped is inadequate. The Polish health service cannot supply some necessities, such as long-term therapies, rehabilitation equipment and artificial limbs in adequate quantity or quality. Even people with jobs often cannot afford proper medical care.

When the Polish post-World War II borders were moved West by the Allies at Yalta, over two million Poles were still left behind in regions which are today very poor, like Belarus, and Lwów in today's Western Ukraine.

We constantly receive requests from the Polish people.

They need us now! Please help us to help them.

Last updated 28 March 2022

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Telephone within the UK:

020 8748 1116

International: +44 20 8748 1116



Medical Aid for Poland Fund


238-246 King Street

London W6 0RF

Great Britain

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We need help in our office and with fundraising, in London, the rest of the UK, and in Poland. See how you can Help us. Contact our office, details above. For information about forthcoming fundraisers and selected past events seeeEvents.


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Medical Aid for Poland Fund is registered in England as a Charity, Number 284461
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Founded in 1981

In August 1981, in the midst of the Polish people's struggle against communism, the Federation of Poles in Great Britain received a letter from Solidarity Chairman Lech Wałęsa appealing for medical aid. In September Dr. Bożena Laskiewicz and her colleagues sent the first container of supplies from London to Poland. The Medical Aid for Poland Fund was founded shortly afterwards.

On 13 December 1981 General Jaruzelski declared Martial Law and sent tanks on to the streets of Poland. We sent our first three trucks of aid in January and two in February 1982.

In total we sent 335 trucks. In 1988, free at last, Wałęsa was able to come, see one off, and thank us. History

Over the years we have sent millions of pounds of assistance, including 175,000 hearing aids, numerous artificial limbs, rehabilitation equipment, insulin pumps and specialist medicines. Today we can buy our supplies mostly in Poland. What we do

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