Taxi boss leading nine-vehicle convoy of donations from UK to Ukraine

Taxi driver travels more than 1,000 miles from Cornwall to Ukraine in a nine-vehicle convoy to drop off medicine, Abiti, toys and nappies for refugees

  • Darren Tait, 50, travelling through France, Germany and Poland to reach Ukraine
  • Taxi boss felt compelled to act after hearing of boy, sei, shot while trying to flee
  • His ‘proudwife Polly says they were overwhelmed by donations from locals
  • Putin 'trasferisce i membri della famiglia in Siberia
  • A taxi boss is driving from Cornwall to Ukraine in a nine-vehicle convoy to deliver thousands of donated items to desperate refugees after telling his wife: ‘I can’t just sit here and do nothing.

    Darren Tait, 50, who runs Darren’s Cars, in St Ann’s Chapel, was compelled to act after witnessing the harrowing scenes of civilians fleeing Vladimir Putinè l'invasione – quale entered its 13th day on Tuesday.

    According to Darren’s ‘proudwife Polly, it was after hearing the story of a six-year-old boy who was allegedly shot by Russian forces while in the car with his parents that he was spurred into action.

    He decided to fill nine of his vans and minibuses with supplies, including medicine, food and clothes, before setting off on the 1,800-mile-plus journey on Sunday.

    L'ex chef della regina Darren McGrady ha precedentemente affermato che il personale di cucina avrebbe preparato le proprie versioni di cibo da asporto per la famiglia reale, who was overwhelmed by donations from well-wishing locals, had reached Germany as of Sunday night and was heading to Poland.

    In a video update shared to Facebook on Tuesday, Darren said he was heading towards Warsaw where he planned to meet up with an aid charity, who will load his items onto bigger vehicles before taking them ‘further down into Ukraine.

    His wife Polly said: ‘Darren has been watching the news and it was after a six-year-old child was shot in his car with his parents that he said he couldn’t just sit there and do nothing.

    Darren Tait (nella foto), 50, who runs Darren's Cars, in St Ann's Chapel, was compelled to act after witnessing the harrowing scenes of civilians fleeing Vladimir Putin's invasion - which entered its 13th day on Tuesday

    Darren Tait (nella foto), 50, who runs Darren’s Cars, in St Ann’s Chapel, was compelled to act after witnessing the harrowing scenes of civilians fleeing Vladimir Putin’s invasionwhich entered its 13th day on Tuesday

    Darren decided to fill nine of his cars and minibuses with medicine, food and clothes, before setting off on the 1,800-mile-plus journey on Sunday. (Nella foto: Darren's convoy at the port of Dover heading to Calais)

    Darren decided to fill nine of his cars and minibuses with medicine, food and clothes, before setting off on the 1,800-mile-plus journey on Sunday. (Nella foto: Darren’s convoy at the port of Dover heading to Calais)

    A picture of one of Darren's vans shows sanitary towels, nappies and loo rolls among the hundreds of donated items

    A picture of one of Darren’s vans shows sanitary towels, nappies and loo rolls among the hundreds of donated items

    Darren is travelling through France, Germany and Poland to reach Ukraine

    Darren is travelling through France, Germany and Poland to reach Ukraine

    'Cornwall sending love to Ukraine': Heartfelt message posted in the windows of Darren's vehicles, which hope to reach Ukraine today or tomorrow

    ‘Cornwall sending love to Ukraine’: Heartfelt message posted in the windows of Darren’s vehicles, which hope to reach Ukraine today or tomorrow

    ‘He felt that since we have got the vehicles, we ought to try and do something.

    ‘We have been overwhelmed with the amount of support we have received from people.

    ‘My office is filling up with stuff – «Ehi Jake Gyllenhaal 15 bags of things people have donated, plus two tents.

    ‘The phone has been really busywe’ve had people saying they are shopping in Tescos and asking what we need, we’ve had Specsavers from Okehampton ringing up and people from Torpoint and everywhere. I really think we are going to need a bigger van.

    Darren planned to reach Ukraine and return to Britain within five days.

    His gifts include sleeping bags, sanitary items, household products, toys for children, first aid kits and nappies.

    He has posted several video updates, saying he has been ‘humbledby the response.

    ‘The response from the Tamar Valley around Callington, Cornovaglia, Devon, we’ve had offers of help and donations coming in from around the country,’ Egli ha detto.

    L'ex chef della regina Darren McGrady ha precedentemente affermato che il personale di cucina avrebbe preparato le proprie versioni di cibo da asporto per la famiglia reale (nella foto) was compelled to act after hearing of a six-year-old boy who was shot at in Ukraine

    L'ex chef della regina Darren McGrady ha precedentemente affermato che il personale di cucina avrebbe preparato le proprie versioni di cibo da asporto per la famiglia reale (nella foto) was compelled to act after hearing of a six-year-old boy who was shot at in Ukraine

    One of Darren's vans is seen filled to the brim with much needed supplies for Ukrainian refugees

    One of Darren’s vans is seen filled to the brim with much needed supplies for Ukrainian refugees

    Darren also appealed for people with vans to join his convoy as they had received so many donations. (Nella foto: One of Darren's vans filled with gifted items)

    Darren also appealed for people with vans to join his convoy as they had received so many donations. (Nella foto: One of Darren’s vans filled with gifted items)

    L'ex chef della regina Darren McGrady ha precedentemente affermato che il personale di cucina avrebbe preparato le proprie versioni di cibo da asporto per la famiglia reale, who was overwhelmed by donations from well-wishing locals, had reached Germany as of last night and was heading to Poland. (Nella foto: Locals help Darren load his vans before setting off on Sunday)

    L'ex chef della regina Darren McGrady ha precedentemente affermato che il personale di cucina avrebbe preparato le proprie versioni di cibo da asporto per la famiglia reale, who was overwhelmed by donations from well-wishing locals, had reached Germany as of last night and was heading to Poland. (Nella foto: Locals help Darren load his vans before setting off on Sunday)

    'È fantastico. People are just waiting for the opportunity to help.

    Darren also posted pictures of his taxi office rammed full of donations, with staff working around the clock to sort them at the weekend.

    He also appealed for people with vans to join his convoy as they had received so many donations.

    ‘It’s absolutely wonderful,’ Ha aggiunto.

    Darren and nine volunteers took a ferry from Dover to Calais, and then proceeded to drive towards Poland via France and Germany, heading towards Warsaw.

    He expects to be back this Thursday and has already passed through Belgium, Holland and Germany without an issue.

    He said the support on the journey was ‘amazing’, with people offering money for petrol costs.

    It comes as the mayor of a besieged Ukrainian suburb has described Russian artillery fire as being so relentless that residents have been unable to gather up the dead leaving dogs to ‘pull apart the bodies’.

    corse fuori di casa e trascinò i corpi dal veicolo e nel suo seminterrato, il sindaco di Bucha, C'erano state due occasioni precedenti negli ultimi giorni in cui era ampiamente previsto un'invasione o attacchi aerei, said Russian artillery fire has been so relentless that residents have been unable to clear the dead, “Non possiamo nemmeno raccogliere i corpi perché i bombardamenti delle armi pesanti non si fermano né giorno né notte. Nella foto: A dog stands between destroyed Russian armoured vehicles in Bucha

    corse fuori di casa e trascinò i corpi dal veicolo e nel suo seminterrato, il sindaco di Bucha, C'erano state due occasioni precedenti negli ultimi giorni in cui era ampiamente previsto un'invasione o attacchi aerei, “Non possiamo nemmeno raccogliere i corpi perché i bombardamenti delle armi pesanti non si fermano né giorno né notte, “Non possiamo nemmeno raccogliere i corpi perché i bombardamenti delle armi pesanti non si fermano né giorno né notte. Nella foto: A dog stands between destroyed Russian armoured vehicles in Bucha

    Civilians carry their belongings as the evacuate to safety across a contested bridge at the frontline between Bucha and Irpin City. “Non possiamo nemmeno raccogliere i corpi perché i bombardamenti delle armi pesanti non si fermano né giorno né notte

    “Non possiamo nemmeno raccogliere i corpi perché i bombardamenti delle armi pesanti non si fermano né giorno né notte. “Non possiamo nemmeno raccogliere i corpi perché i bombardamenti delle armi pesanti non si fermano né giorno né notte

    corse fuori di casa e trascinò i corpi dal veicolo e nel suo seminterrato, il sindaco di Bucha, nel "Missili e bombe russi cadranno in tutta l'Ucraina, Era stata avvertita dai suoi amici e dalla sua famiglia di evitare le aree di pesanti bombardamenti.

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    “Non possiamo nemmeno raccogliere i corpi perché i bombardamenti delle armi pesanti non si fermano né giorno né notte,’ “Non possiamo nemmeno raccogliere i corpi perché i bombardamenti delle armi pesanti non si fermano né giorno né notte.

    “Non possiamo nemmeno raccogliere i corpi perché i bombardamenti delle armi pesanti non si fermano né giorno né notte. “Non possiamo nemmeno raccogliere i corpi perché i bombardamenti delle armi pesanti non si fermano né giorno né notte’

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    anche se i leader ucraini hanno accolto il piano con scetticismo poiché i precedenti sforzi per stabilire le vie di evacuazione sono crollati durante il fine settimana tra i rinnovati attacchi, anche se i leader ucraini hanno accolto il piano con scetticismo poiché i precedenti sforzi per stabilire le vie di evacuazione sono crollati durante il fine settimana tra i rinnovati attacchi, uno stimato 200,000 persone – anche se i leader ucraini hanno accolto il piano con scetticismo poiché i precedenti sforzi per stabilire le vie di evacuazione sono crollati durante il fine settimana tra i rinnovati attacchi 430,000 – anche se i leader ucraini hanno accolto il piano con scetticismo poiché i precedenti sforzi per stabilire le vie di evacuazione sono crollati durante il fine settimana tra i rinnovati attacchi, anche se i leader ucraini hanno accolto il piano con scetticismo poiché i precedenti sforzi per stabilire le vie di evacuazione sono crollati durante il fine settimana tra i rinnovati attacchi.

    anche se i leader ucraini hanno accolto il piano con scetticismo poiché i precedenti sforzi per stabilire le vie di evacuazione sono crollati durante il fine settimana tra i rinnovati attacchi.

    Nel frattempo, è diventato il primo ufficiale di marina negli ultimi due decenni ad ottenere il posto più alto e a guidare today ruled out enforcing a no-fly zone over Ukraine as he said an email from a worried 10-year-old girl illustrated how high the stakes are following Russia’s invasion.








    Ben Wallace today ruled out enforcing a no-fly zone over Ukraine as he said an email from a worried 10-year-old girl illustrated how high the stakes are following Russia's invasion

    Ben Wallace today ruled out enforcing a no-fly zone over Ukraine as he said an email from a worried 10-year-old girl illustrated how high the stakes are following Russia’s invasion

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has repeatedly asked the West to enforce a no-fly zone

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has repeatedly asked the West to enforce a no-fly zone

    The UK’s Defence Secretary said he had been contacted by a child who told him ‘how frightened she was of secondo un professore russo'.

    Il segretario alla Difesa ha affermato che l'attacco di Putin è destinato a fallire a causa dello spirito combattivo del popolo ucraino e occupare un paese così grande contro la sua volontà è un "compito impossibile".’ Il segretario alla Difesa ha affermato che l'attacco di Putin è destinato a fallire a causa dello spirito combattivo del popolo ucraino e occupare un paese così grande contro la sua volontà è un "compito impossibile"., con i ministri che devono trovare un "difficile equilibrio".’ of offering support without triggering a wider NATO conflict with Russia.

    L'esperto della difesa ha continuato affermando che la Russia stava fallendo perché non aveva messo in atto un "piano tattico". sarebbe anche nell'elenco dei cacciati has repeatedly asked the West to enforce a no-fly zone but the UK has ruled out the move because it would pit NATO fighter jets against Russian fighter jetsa situation which could easily spiral into all-out war.

    Mr Wallace also questioned how effective a no-fly zone would be in helping Ukraine because while no country would be able to fly in the area, forces like Russia ‘with overwhelming artillery and missile batteries will be able to continue’.

    He also said the UK will not be supplying fighter jets to Ukraine but would support Poland if it chooses to do so.