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Huboo hosts Ukraine appeal fundraiser

Posted on April 05, 2022
by Nick Pennington

What is the appeal?

It has been over a month since Russian forces invaded Ukraine. At Huboo, we wanted to do what we could to help those who had their lives devastated by the conflict.

So, Huboo launched an appeal for donations to Ukraine…

The campaign asks clients to donate some of their products, in an effort to send aid to those in need. Huboo’s Co-Founders Martin Bysh and Paul Dodd agreed to then match any donations, up to the value of £30k.

Who has been involved?

It’s been an entirely collaborative effort, with clients and teams across the business all contributing to the appeal.

Working with our amazing Customer Service team, we asked Hub Managers to highlight any stock that matches a list of essential items.

Shouting out some of the key employees involved

To simplify the process, we set up drop off points at every UK site, so that any colleagues could make personal donations if they wanted to.

How does it work?

The original plan was to dispatch these items via a local village hall scheme in Emersons Green, but high volumes made this method impractical.

By collaborating with one of our major carriers Hermes, they were able to collect and ship items directly to Ukraine, on their client’s behalf.

How much have we raised?

In total, Huboo has purchased a remarkable £8604.65 worth of donations to support those affected by the conflict. We’ve had clients of varying sizes contributing generously to the campaign…

Having people across all areas of the business – from multiple departments and various locations – helping those less fortunate than themselves, is a shining example of one of our core values, solidarity.

The response has been fantastic!

We have collected a total of 11 pallets of donations from across all Huboo sites. These items range from batteries, to bedding and toothpaste, to tents.

We have 6 pallets at More+ and 5 pallets at Unit 4 Emersons Green, that we will dispatch over the next week to those in need.

What’s Next?

Huboo will continue to support the fundraising efforts for Ukraine, in hope that these essential products can help those in need.

We’d like to thank each and every person involved in this amazing campaign, for their generosity, kindness and willingness to help those who need it most.