Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 25 May 2022
HINCKLEY and Bosworth Borough Council Leader, Coun. Stuart Bray, has thanked staff and volunteers at Hinckley-based charity Feed the Hungry for all of the work that they have undertaken over the past few months in aid of war-torn families in Ukraine.
Volunteers at the charity, located on Nutts Lane, have ‘led the way’ locally in collecting much-needed donations for those who have been left displaced as a result of the Russian invasion on their country, which started back in late February.
So far, over 20 tonnes of clothing, food and supplies have been donated.
And, volunteers have sorted and donated over 60 pallets – amounting to around 3,000 parcels which have been sent off and transported over to the Odessa region, Balta, Cernauti, and Kyiv in Ukraine.
Council Leader, Coun. Stuart Bray, said: “From the moment the war started it has been humbling to witness how much people wanted to help. Thank you to everyone for their amazing efforts and the incredible outpouring of support and solidarity for the people of the Ukraine.
He continued: “At such a challenging time, local volunteers have co-ordinated this amazing humanitarian effort and we stand by them in support of all Ukrainian people.
“The Council have been delighted to work alongside Feed the Hungry and other local charitable organisations.”
He concluded: “Having visited the depot and seen the volume of donations, I can only re-iterate my thanks to everyone, those who have donated, and all the volunteers.”
Gwyn Williams, National and International Director for Feed the Hungry, said: “We would like to thank everyone for their generosity and very special thanks must go to our volunteers. We could not have achieved so much without them.”