Monarch Mobility Ukraine donation

Staff members at Monarch Mobility have been busy cleaning and testing a long wheelbase transit full of mobility powerchairs and wheelchairs ready to be sent to Ukraine.

Martin Sampson, Director of Monarch Mobility, commented: “After watching the media and seeing our type of customers being transported away from the fighting in wheelbarrows and shopping trolleys Monarch Mobility had to do something.”

Monarch Mobility donated this equipment to Halifax-based waste recycling firm The Leo Group, which is organising collection points and transport to the Ukraine weekly.

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The Leo Group have pledged to continue sending lorries with supplies to help people fleeing the Russian invasion for as long as they are needed.

Danny Sawrij, Managing Director of The Leo Group, whose father was Ukrainian, has family in the country fighting on the front line. He commented: “It is heartbreaking to see on a daily basis and we all have to do whatever we can to help them, they are only two hours away on an airplane from the UK.

“I have been overwhelmed by all the volunteers and donations pouring in over the last two days, and we have our first container leaving shortly.”

The mobility industry has shown much support to Ukraine after Russian forces devastated the country. Care and Independence, a patient moving and handling products specialist, set up a Ukraine War Relief Initiative JustGiving page to support the Disasters Emergency Committee and it has been making a financial contribution from every product sold.

Medical equipment manufacturer Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare partnered with foam mattress manufacturer GNG Group to send a “desperately-needed consignment” of hospital beds and mattresses to Ukraine, while Irish healthcare equipment provider Beechfield Healthcare donated upcycled hospital beds.

Hastings-based Only Lifts organised desperately needed supplies for Ukraine, and Southern England-based mobility retailer Lifestyle and Mobility teamed up with British Paralympian and disability campaigner Anne Wafula-Strike MBE to donate wheelchairs.

Monarch Mobility Ukraine donation of powerchairs

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