At Expedition Foods, we've been watching as news has come in about the terrible and tragic events happening in Ukraine. We have seen images of the people of Ukraine fleeing their country which is being bombed daily.
We wanted to let you know what we've been doing to help Ukraine and Ukrainian people.
Humber Rescue is an independent charity who provide a fast response rescue boat on the Humber Estuary-based near the Humber Bridge on the Hessle Foreshore.
They set up Hull to Ukraine:
"On the back of Humber Rescue we are an extended group of volunteers helping collect aid to send to the Ukrainian border to help those fleeing conflict."
Expedition Foods is a British company, based in Hull, and as such we were glad to be able to donate meals to a local organisation to help the Ukrainian people.
As of the 20th March Hull to Ukraine had raised £7209 and had sent 7 van loads of donations to Poland and Ukraine. The vans contained clothes, medical equipment, toiletries and 500 Expedition Foods meals.
You can follow Hull to Ukraine's progress on their Facebook page, here
We also teamed up with RacingThePlanet to arrange a fundraiser. Around £8000 was raised and sent to RacingThePlanet Alumnus and 4 Deserts Grand Slammer Daniel Lewczuk, who agreed to facilitate the help in Poland.
Daniel was on the ground in Poland, had already been working non-stop to help the refugees, and could direct the funds to help the people of Ukraine as needed.