Cleethorpes ex-servicemen prepare for journey to Ukrainian border
Three ex-servicemen from Cleethorpes are making final preparations before making the 23-hour-journey to the Ukranian-Polish border.
The team are set to leave tonight to deliver supplies to refugees who have been forced to flee as a result of the invasion.
According to figures released by the UN Refugee Agency over two million people have now fled to neighbouring countries including Poland.
Matt Stinson, Dan McDaid and John Hamill, all from Cleethorpes, will be taking three vans filled with donations from thoughtful locals.
Our MD and organiser of this Ukrainian supply convoy Matt Stinson said: “This just feels the right thing to do. If we were going through something like this, we would want someone to do the same.
“I’d just like to thank everyone who has donated or supported us ahead of this journey.
“To see such generosity in the face of all the evil going on in the world is heartwarming.”
Earlier in the week Matt said the team had been forced to halt physical donations due to the unbelievable level of generosity shown by people across Grimsby and Cleethorpes.
Financial donations can still be made here, via a GoFundMe page organised by Emma Louise Kosakowska.
Vehicles and fuel have generously been donated by Associated British Ports, Great Coates Motors, Blue Tower Services and North Killingholme Transport.
Matt, Dan, John and the team at Gi Grimsby News would also like to thank Red 7 Electrical, GSB Print & Design, Signhills School, Pattesons Glass, NAViGO and Emma Louise Kosakowska.
Updates to follow.