LKQ Euro Car Parts send lorryful of Christmas presents to Ukraine
LKQ Euro Car Parts has sent a lorry full of Christmas presents to Ukraine following a massive response its Christmas present appeal.
The company, which donated two ambulances full of aid to the country in the summer including the ambulances themselves, had intended to collect presents and transport them to the Ukraine in two more ambulances. However, the level of support meant an ambulance and an HGV were now needed. The presents will be driven from their base in Tamworth to Poland where they will be delivered to nuns from the congregation of St Joseph, who run nurseries and a care home in Ukraine.
Three ambulances have been delivered to hospitals in the Ukraine by LKQ Euro Car Parts, and a further two have been delivered to the front line. Medicines and hygiene products have also been supplied as well as funds for children to attend summer camps.
Richard Morgan, Chief Operating Officer at LKQ Euro Car Parts, said: “After such a great response to the ambulance donations this summer, we felt that it was right to continue to provide support and assistance wherever we can. It’s heartwarming and inspiring to see how our colleagues have gone above and beyond to donate Christmas gifts, exceeding our original target by so much that we had to change our plans to transport them all. We hope that these presents will help put a smile on the children’s faces this Christmas.”
The appeal was also supported by a number of LKQ Euro Car Parts’ partners, suppliers, and local businesses, including ATS, Klarius, National Refrigerants, Halfordsl, LKQ Elit, Caritas Poland, Polish firefighters from Lezajsk, and the Polish Centre in Leamington Spa.