We have currently raised just over £16k.
Having seen the traumatic images from Ukraine, Andrés Meza-Cruz called his friend Ben Hinchliffe to see what if his friends would help him drive a van of supplies to the Ukrainian border. Ben contacted his brother Mark Hinchliffe and friend Graham Roberts to help organise and spread the word. The word certainly spread and within 24 hours the plan escalated from one van and four friends to four vans and twelve drivers.
Again within 6 days we realised how much bigger than just us in vans it was going to be, all due to the generosity of the public and businesses, thankfully Gregory Distribution agreed to take an artic which can hold 26 pallets and after looking at the amount we raised it was far more cost-effective and make the donations go further if can do several trips with artic lorries rather than vans and get much higher quantities of aid to where it needs to be.
Along with support from numerous local people and businesses we have had great support from the Devon Freemasons, Roundtables and Rotary, we even have a boy who had a 10th Birthday party last Saturday and he has donated his Birthday money gifts totalling £105 to this cause, which is absolutely amazing thing to do.
Facebook: Devon Ukraine Support Fund
Cash donations are the easiest way to contribute and can be made to Plymouth Roundtable using the following details: