Hatfields has succeeded in elevating £60,000 for victims of Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine by means of the public sale of a basic Collection 2a Land Rover Defender.
The AM Awards-winning automotive retail group teamed-up with native enterprise proprietor Joe Kwaterski after he got here up with the concept of promoting his “delight and pleasure” Gertie the Land Rover up for public sale to be able to elevate cash to assist the frontline in Ukraine.
Hatfields’ match-funding of the profitable bid of £27,250 for the 1971 off-roader ultimately helped obtain a fund-raising whole of £60,000 for the trigger.
The funds might be used to purchase medical and aid provides with the assistance of NHS guide anaesthetist Dr Alexander Yashchik, organiser of Help Ukraine Shropshire, with provides set to be transported to Ukraine by family-run highway haulage firm Swains Transport of Church Stretton.
Hatfields’ managing director Gareth Williams mentioned: “Like so many people, Joe has been watching the devastating state of affairs unfolding.
“He has turned that upset and frustration into motion along with his more and more beneficiant choice to donate Gertie for public sale.
“The public sale has raised a incredible quantity and I’m delighted that Hatfields has been in a position to put her on present and double the influence by matching the funds raised.
“With the assistance of Dr Yashchik and Swains Transport, we hope that the very important provides bought by means of Gertie’s sale might be in Ukraine as quickly as potential.”
Gertie the Land Rover has been utterly restored, and comes with full photographic documentation of the restoration course of.
Hatfields MOT’d the automobile earlier than it was bought, along with her new homeowners having obtained the automobile at a handover carried out by the retail group.
The group’s fund-raising efforts are the newest in a collection of automotive retail sector initiatives aimed toward supporting victims of the Ukraine battle.
Peter Vardy Group raised greater than £200,000 for the folks of Ukraine and donated 10% of its income in March to humanitarian initiatives within the nation.
AM additionally reported how an unlimited stash of provides from motor retail staff to assist Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian battle was additionally delivered to the city of Zamosc in Poland final month.
The mercy mission, coordinated by former bodyshop boss Steve Taylor in Poland plus Autoclenz govt Steve Jones and former supplier group director Lisa Ford within the UK, ensured that necessities from sleeping luggage to sanitary gadgets, meals and medicines reached the city in japanese Poland which has been inundated with folks in search of security from Russia’s assaults on Ukraine.