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Thatcham man funding Ukrainian aid lorries and custom clearance calls for donations





A Thatcham business director is doing his bit to aid fleeing Ukrainian refugees in Poland.

Steve Dinsey, of 500 Logistics in Rivermead Business Park, is funding the transport and customs clearances of an artic lorry which is “full to the brim” with donations.

Receiving and arranging collections, they had their largest despatch from the old Red Cross building in Yateley today (Wednesday).

Steve Dinsey with the volunteers after the van was loaded on March 9. Picture by: 500 Logistics
Steve Dinsey with the volunteers after the van was loaded on March 9. Picture by: 500 Logistics

Mr Dinsey’s efforts, using his individual skills, is aiding Yateley local Nicky Jones in doing her bit to help in the wake of the crisis.

500 Logistics has said it will continue to support the aid trips as much as “financially possible” with the hope of filling another two lorries.

Now that Mr Dinsey has received “so many fantastic donations” they are now only accepting specific donations.

The first full lorry from 500 Logistics, Picture by: 500 Logistics
The first full lorry from 500 Logistics, Picture by: 500 Logistics

Items that are still being accepted are:

• Batteries

• Torches

• Special diet non-perishables (gluten or lactose free, vegan)

• Sturdy boxes

• Thermos flasks/insulated cups

• Sanitary products

• Nappies and wipes

• Baby food products

• Medical supplies

• Blankets and towels

Today saw volunteers join Mr Dinsey and his colleague Chris Hall to load the vehicle.

Anyone who wishes to donate can drop off items any time from Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5.30pm to the 500 Logistics office at Unit 9, Rivermead Business Park.



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