Third aid convoy on way to Ukraine

The Plant and Hire Aid Alliance – the body providing material support to communities in Ukraine following the Russian invasion – has begun its third convoy to the country.

Seven vans carrying blankets, generators and other goods left the UK yesterday and drove 750 miles to Dresden. They will reach Presov in Slovakia tonight (Monday 16 October) and then deliver materials close to the border with Ukraine.

Aid convoy on its way to Ukraine from the UK. One of the Ardent Hire vans being loaded for the third Plant and Hire Aid Alliance convoy to Ukraine. (Photo: Hire Aid Alliance)

Two of the vans are from Ardent Hire and one each from Molson, Watling JCB, GAP Group, Lynch Plant and Wilson Hire (AFI).

So far, the Plant and Hire Aid Alliance has transported and delivered as much as £4 million worth of goods to Ukraine, including 1500 mattresses, 8000 blankets and 97 generators, medical supplies, non-perishable food and hygiene products.

To learn more about the Alliance, visit its website here.


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