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Ukraine is in urgent need of transport.
Ambulances are needed to help move civilians who have been injured in the invasion by Russia as well as helping to move wounded soldiers.
Minibuses are needed to evacuate residents fleeing their homes to safety. They are also needed to move Ukrainian troops to and from the front line.
4×4 and pick-up trucks are needed to transport goods and to enable Ukraine armed forces to escort ambulances and minibuses. Other vehicles are adapted to work on the front line either to move soldiers or to become armed vehicles.
Vehicles are bought in the UK, mainly from auctions, they are then checked for serviceability, wrapped in camouflage and sent to Ukraine.
Regrettably these vehicles need to be replaced as they are being destroyed by regular bombardment.
The cost of these vehicles is around £4,000 to £7,000 each and Carmen are raising funds to buy some of them. You can watch the vehicle you help to buy along its journey from the auction rooms to the front line.
For the latest news on our appeal see the news page or click here.
Special thanks are due to T. Cribb & Sons, Funeral Directors, and to Past Master Nick Laister for their generosity in donating three more vehicles, as well as members and guests at Cart Marking 2022 for donations. You will be able to follow these additional vehicles’ journey as Carmen drive them to Ukraine. Purchase of more vehicles is now underway with your help.
Our thanks also go to Derek Mathewson from Mathewson Auctions of Thornton-le-Dale in Yorkshire for agreeing to source the vehicles.
If you would like to sponsor or buy a vehicle, e-mail: email@example.com. If you are able to donate please see below …
To donate £5, text CARS to 70970
To donate £20, text CARS to 70191
To donate by Credit Card please complete the information below.
Vehicles for Ukraine is a campaign run and managed independently of the The Worshipful Company of Carmen by a group of Carmen members. (Charity status has been applied for)