POSTED: 29 April 2022

Touchwood and Tennis Join Forces to Help the People of Ukraine


Touchwood is proud to announce it has set up a Ukraine collection point within the Orange Welcome Hall to act as a hub for the local community to donate humanitarian aid and medical supplies.
Image: Tony Elvin, General Manager at Touchwood, receiving the donated medical supplies from Hall Green Tennis Club.

Touchwood is proud to announce it has set up a Ukraine collection point within the Orange Welcome Hall to act as a hub for the local community to donate humanitarian aid and medical supplies.

Donations are being managed by Touchwood’s Shopmobility team who are working with the ‘Ukrainians in Coventry & Warwickshire Humanitarian Aid & Medical Collection’ initiative to get the supplies delivered to the people of Ukraine.

Tony Elvin, General Manager at Touchwood, said: “We are thrilled to be able to do our bit and provide an easily accessible collection point for the local community to donate medical and humanitarian aid items to. The response so far has been fantastic, and we are ready to receive more donations.”

Getting the collection off to a flying start, Hall Green Tennis Club filled a Land Rover Defender full of donated medical supplies and toiletries which were delivered to the Touchwood collection point this week.

As well as the collection, the local club also held an eight-hour charity tennis tournament for all ages and abilities, raising over £1,350. Supporters enjoyed a charity cake sale and tombola, with prizes including signed memorabilia from local tennis legend Dan Evans.

Alex Knott, Coach at Hall Green Tennis Club said: “I couldn't have done this without the parents and members of Hall Green Tennis Club and key members of the local community - and of course Dan Evans and his family. I hope this inspires other people in the community to reach out and help those who need it.”

To find out more details about how to donate medical supplies and toiletries to Ukraine via the Touchwood collection point, please visit www.touchwoodsolihull.co.uk or follow our social channels.