Aid Effort Sees Supplies Transported From Huthwaite To Ukraine


Kind-hearted Svella Connect staff members have launched amazing aid efforts to help victims of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.


Moved by the suffering caused by Russia’s invasion, they have rallied round to send goods and supplies to desperate Ukrainians.


Network Director Stefan Rowland, who is based in Huthwaite, sent aid including nappies, clothes and an eight-man tent which will be used for fleeing families who don’t have any shelter.


Stefan said: “Me and my partner’s friend know someone in Ukraine whose house was bombed and demolished. Our friend wanted to help by getting things together and sending a lorry so that prompted us to take action.


“We feel we can’t just sit and watch and do nothing.”


His colleague at Huthwaite, quantity surveyor Sophie Walker, has also been doing as much as she can to help.


She investigated local companies who were making the trip to Poland and found one – Taylors Transport – close to the Svella Connect depot.


She filled two trollies with essentials, including tinned food, baby formula, medicines, toiletries and water and encouraged workmates David Collins and Dean Foster to get involved.


Sophie was allowed to send old company jumpers, fleeces and t-shirts too.


She said: “When you are watching the news every day you can’t not feel sorry for what people are going through. I just wanted to help in whatever way I could.”