Gloucester volunteers preparing trip to Ukraine call for haulage help as donations pour in

March 3, 2022 by No Comments


Gloucester volunteers who are gathering supplies to drive to Ukraine have called for help from haulage firms as they have been overwhelmed with donations and need more lorries.

Gloucester City Councillors Alastair Chambers (C, Matson, Robinswood, White City & Coney Hill)) and Jaro Kubaszczyk (C, Kingsway) and local resident Łukasz Woloszyn put a call out earlier this week for donations to take to the war-torn country.

They are asking for help and anyone wishing to donate food and personal hygiene products to Manor Farm in Kingsway this Saturday (March 5). So far, the support they have received has been better than they expected and they have at least two lorry loads of goods to take with them.

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Cllr Chambers said they we would appreciate it if there are any other Gloucester haulage companies with experience travelling from the UK to Poland that could offer haulage assistance with their supplies.

If so, they are asked to contact Cllrs Kubaszczyk and Chambers by emailing [email protected] or [email protected]. Cllr Chambers said: “We are in need of these essential items listed below, please make sure they are new and sealed products*.

And Cllr Kubaszczyk explained they are only looking for certain essential items which are detailed below. He said: “Please do not be offended if we can not accept some products.

“We need to ensure vehicle space is for vital emerging items only. If you cannot help with supplies or transport please use local charity for the donations Polish Association Gloucestershire or other national charities like British Red Cross.

“All packets need to be clearly described. The list of items and quantity needs to be open for verification on site.”

The transport supplies they need include blue Euro pallets, shrink wrap, cardboard boxes, sticky tape or parcel tape.

The personal hygiene products they need in Ukraine include antiseptic wipes, emergency blankets, waterproof plasters, dressing, bandages, gauze pads, fabric plaster stripes, wound dressing pads, multivitamins, thermal blankets, batteries of various sizes and flashlights candles.

They are also taking food to the country and would welcome all kinds of instant food, energy bars and canned meat and fish. The volunteers will be collecting donations on March 5 from 8am to 4pm at Manor Farm, GL2 2ZT.

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