Ukraine Donation – Amphorea Packaging
Amphorea Packaging in partnership with Ampulla Limited and Rapid Aid, have made a donation to the war effort in Ukraine. While the war in Ukraine has been well documented, the impact on the people and the country have been severe. The global effort to ensure that targeted support is supplied at the right times has been essential to ensure Ukraine can continue to fight for its freedom.
The conflict started on February 20th 2022 and is now over 12 months into the fighting. We think we can all agree that the Ukraine response has been nothing less than inspirational, and the global reaction firmly behind them.
We have seen many Ukraine Donations being sent and we have previously donated money and goods to different charities which were bound for the front lines. This time however, we have become more involved as the timing seemed right as war still continues, but the news outlets are less focused on the conflict itself.
So, with the Ukraine donation in mind, we initially started with the idea to donate a van which will be used on the front lines. This would allow the Ukrainians to continue the war effort to ensure the movement of goods and people. The van that has been donated is a 3.5T Luton Tail Lift Box Van. To ensure that the van was ready for departure, we put it through its MOT early to give it a clean bill of health before it starts its road journey.
When donating a van to the war effort the last thing you want to do is send it empty. We had an obligation to ensure that the van was delivered fully loaded to Ukraine with whatever supplies they requested. To start, we ensured that there was plenty of our 10L and 20L UN-Approved stackable containers which will be used to transport fuels, chemicals and water across the front lines. These are stock items that we carry and we were more than happy to ensure that they were provided.
Second on the list was a selection of food items. Our team sprung into action and ensured that the van was fully stocked with items such as pasta, sauces, tinned goods, tinned fruit and vegetables and much more.
Another large item on the list of requests was clothing. Our team headed off to Primark and spent £2000 to ensure that we had a range of sizes and options for different people on the front line. The clothing haul was that big, we had to get a van from our warehouse to collect the bags from The Trafford Centre.
The generous people of Tameside, Hyde & Gee Cross also flooded us with donations for which we are eternally grateful.
Not only were there donations from Amphorea and Ampulla, there was also room for valuable medical equipment. While we had limited time to pull this off, we think the result we have achieved in 2 days is remarkable and should make a massive difference to the lives of people fighting for their freedom against Russia.
This project has been spearheaded by our MD, Roy Miller. Roy has extensive connections in the local community which has driven donations of urgent items. Mix this with his networking with other organisations, he has managed to ensure that a Ukraine donation is ready in less than 3 days. Amphorea Packaging & Ampulla LTD invest heavily in the welfare of our staff & the local community. We firmly believe that an open, inclusive & generous working environment enables our staff to thrive. This is an ethos we extend outside our organisation and hope that our efforts to provide the people of Ukraine with aid goes a little way of spreading some of our core values.
The company has a long history of charitable donations across a number of good causes from food-banks to women’s sport and community events. The recent invasion of Ukraine by Russia has seen levels of destruction and death not seen since WW2. As a serving member of the reserve forces for the past 30 years I am aware of the human suffering on and near a conflict zone. By supporting the people of Ukraine we are simply displaying our natural human instinct to help others in need.
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As an organisation, we regularly provide support and donations to local, national and international charities. If you would like more information on our charitable work, please email [email protected].