Moray businesses join forces to support Ukraine
27th March 2023
Springfield Properties has teamed up with other organisations in Moray to offer support to those most affected by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
The housebuilders, with strong roots in Elgin, have donated 10 generators worth £50,000 to Pick-Ups for Peace, a not for profit organisation, who will arrange the transport of the generators to East Ukraine with the help of other businesses, Richie Agriculture of Forfar and Strathdee Properties of Craigelachie, who have supplied a quad bike. The generators will be used to help run hospitals and schools that have been affected by the war in East Ukraine.
The charitable initiative has already raised over $315,000 worth of support to people in Ukraine through various fundraisers and donations, including 22 pick-up trucks that are being used to transport supplies and carry injured to hospital. They have a further 44 trucks scheduled to be transported in the coming weeks, each one full of spare parts and tyres for the trucks, and are continuing to campaign for donations via Just Giving, with an additional £78,609 currently raised.
Alastair Stewart, Trustee of Pick-Ups For Peace said:
“We’re delighted with the donation from Springfield. The generators will be a welcome addition to the schools and medical centres that are currently operating with limited power supply. We’re also grateful once again for the continued support of Richie Agriculture who has been volunteering time and donating funds to transport pick-ups to the front line, and who will be arranging delivery of the Springfield generators.
“The war in Ukraine is having a dramatic impact on the lives of the people who call Ukraine home and we are doing everything we can to provide as much support, supplies and aid as we can.”
Darren Thomson, Divisional Development Director at Springfield said:
“We’re really pleased to be able to offer this support for those most affected by the war in Ukraine. It’s been a collaboration of efforts from businesses operating in and around Moray and it’s great that together we will be able to make a difference to people who need it most.”
To donate to Pick-Ups for Peace and help fund essential aid to support those affected, visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/help-cpg-ukraine.