Covers is donating three lorries to the humanitarian organisation Stay Safe UA, and is launching a £50,000 campaign with fundraising group UKtoUkraine.

The Mercedes rigid crane lorries, as well as a forklift and tracked recovery vehicle, will be making the journey to be handed over on the Polish/Ukraine border later this month.

Stay Safe UA's volunteers will then use them to provide help to affected civilians near the frontlines. 

At the same time, Covers and UKtoUkraine are appealing for public support to make the most of the vehicles' carrying capacity. The money raised with help fund the cost of the journey to Ukraine, and buy a 20ft container and a front-end loader with angle broom (for rubble clearance), as well as urgently-needed equipment and supplies, including mortuary freezers, water transfer pumps, materials for temporary windows and medical supplies. The total estimated cost for this is £50,000.

Covers Chairman Rupert Green said: "These trucks will play a crucial role in supplying vital aid to the civilians and local hospitals near the frontlines in Ukraine. 

"Their cranes will enable Stay Safe UA to be much more effective and help other aid organisations.

"One will carry a mobile shower unit, one a mobile bakery and the other will be used for transporting rescue vehicles, generators and aid pallets wherever the need is greatest.

"However, we need your help to maximise the impact of transporting them to Ukraine and equipping them for their intended use.'

To donate as an individual with GiftAid, please go to

To donate as a company, please e-mail Rupert Green on with the amount you would like to contribute. You will be sent payment details and the funds will be passed to the charity Healing Hands Network, which works in collaboration with UKtoUkraine.