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INSPIRING STORY: Hemel Hempstead dad spends three weeks providing first hand support to Ukrainian refugees

 Published on: 25th April 2022   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

An inspiring Hemel Hempstead father has raised more than £3,800 to support Ukraine and spent nearly a month at the Polish border providing first hand support.

Jack Boreham, a local business owner and father of three from the town has spent more than three weeks working alongside Humanitarian Aid and doing everything he can to support those fleeing conflict.

Speaking to HemelNews, Jack said: “I originally thought I was going out there for a week to help out in camps in Poland, ended up staying there for three and a half weeks getting people out of Ukraine and across Europe,

“It was very rewarding but very heartbreaking. People see it on the news but seeing it in person it was quite unbelievable.

“It was a mixed experience, very emotional, what I saw first hand broke my heart but then on the back side of that the relief and the reward when you saw how happy they were when they were taken to a host, I found the trip emotional for both reasons.”

Now back in Hemel Hempstead, Jack is continuing his positive work in the UK, taking refugees to hosts across the country and picking up families from airports.

Jack added: “The fundraising paid for the fuel and hotels. It made it possible for me to stay on, if it wasn’t for the money I wouldn’t have had a chance to stay out so long and help. It was a relief and very appreciated. “

The Hemel dad is now planning another trip to offer first hand support, leaving on May 3.

To donate to Jack’s fundraiser, please visit

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