CARLISLE-based Aaron Rail have supported Ukraine with a charity delivery to a Polish Border town.

The Cumbrian company and sister business Aaron Guard recently joined other memeber of the Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) West Alliance in a four-day charity mission.

The objective of this mission was to help collect and deliver several tonnes of donated supplies to the Poland/Ukraine border.

Two vans left the Stockport headquarters of civil engineering specialist Aaron Rail on Sunday, November 6 for a 2,917.6 mile round trip which saw them catch a ferry from Dover to Calais and continuing to Germany.

The convoy team of six drivers for a variety of businesses including Aaron Rail, Robinsons/FRG Group, and TXM reached the border town of Przemysl on Tuesday, November 8 and unloaded donated goods such as bottled water, nappies, soap and first aid kits.

The charity mission that drive directly to the Polish town was made possible by the coordination of Aaron Rail managing director Dave Barnett, who explained why the effort was made.

He said: "We wanted to show our support for Ukraine, and I’m incredibly proud of our team, who worked hard to collect, organise and deliver these essential supplies.

"I also want to thank the suppliers who so generously donated items."

TRU West Alliance memer Lee Blissett helped deliver the supplies and gave a first-hand account of the journey to Eastern Europe.

He said: "It certainly has been an extremely challenging yet emotional four days, but an amazing experience. The effort, determination, teamwork and persistence from the convoy team was exemplary" 

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