Ukrainian Refugee Convoy Report

Following the decision by Russia to invade Ukraine, we quickly realised that we may need to start the process of appealing to our contacts within the CWU, wider labour movement for what would be required to assist with the relief of the many refugees. We were also in contact with our friends at Royal Mail […]

Posted: 13th May 2022

Convoy Report – June 2019

This year’s early convoy saw a move from May to June, due to the delay in opening phase 2 of the Phoenix center. We also had a change in how we reached the continent as we travelled by Eurotunnel, which we found extremely easy and would recommend for future convoys. Due to a couple of […]

Posted: 17th February 2020

Convoy Report – September 2018

From learning you have to been selected as a convoy driver it’s a mad dash to raise the funds needed. The majority of our money was raised through work. We work in quite a small HUB with just over 100 full time staff and so we needed to get creative. Our site runs a tuck […]

Posted: 17th February 2020

Convoy Report – May 2018

Journey to Moldova.  Thursday 10th May.  Leaving Blackpool, I’ll admit I had a few nerves in my stomach and it wasn’t because of the disastrous haircut and Ali G beard trim I’d just been subjected to before I set off (Note to future convoy drivers never try a new barber just before you set off). […]

Posted: 17th February 2020

CWU Humanitarian Aid – What we did in 2017

Please read the article below, or click here to download it as a PDF. 2017 has once again been a very eventful year for CWUHA, with a number of ongoing projects and three convoys to Lithuania and Moldova. In 2017 CWUHA helped to pay for a new roof for the Phoenix Centre, staff wages, staff […]

Posted: 12th March 2018

The Phoenix Centre – April 2017

On the 4th September 2014 the CWUHA trustees took a momentous decision that would change the lives of hundreds of disabled and disadvantaged children in Moldova. Working with the charity ‘Mad Aid’ and their partners ‘Moldova Aid’ we agreed to convert an old school building, which closed in 1995 after the collapse of the Soviet […]

Posted: 12th April 2017

Convoy Report – May 2016

This was my first convoy and I can honestly say it won’t be my last! We set off on Thursday the 12th May and all headed for Dover to catch the ferry to Calais. I was really apprehensive as to what to expect, but everyone made me feel welcome. Read the story of a convoy […]

Posted: 16th May 2016

CWUHA 2014 Trustees’ Annual Report

Bulgarian, Lithuanian and Romanian children’s homes and hospitals, Syrian refugees and Tanzanian school children are just some of the beneficiaries of a frenetic 2014 for CWUHA. But, CWUHA is not an organisation to sit on its laurels, we are already planning for an even busier 2015 – aiming to mark our 20th anniversary year with […]

Posted: 29th June 2015

Kilima Hewa School – 2015

Education is about progression, from the lowest level, step by step, until the individual reaches his or her objective level, in most cases as high a level as can be possibly achieved. The same is true of educational institutions and Kilima Hewa is no different. When Simpson Millar solicitor Sarah Grogan contacted Communication Workers’ Union […]

Posted: 16th March 2015

Lithuania Convoy – September 2012

We traveled to Lithuania to deliver aid to the Pabadre Children’s Care Home and ask their Director, Irina “What is the best message we can take back home?”.  We were in the midst of discussion over lunch when I chose to put this bold question through our translator and the answer was simple but profound. Find out what that answer […]

Posted: 17th September 2012