Hull 4 Ukraine: Vans full of donations heading for Poland

More vans filled with donations for the people of Ukraine will be leaving for Poland tomorrow from the Hull 4 Ukraine donations site at the former Staples store.

Vans provided by Hull City Council and driven by Hull 4 Ukraine volunteers will be heading for Krakow and Warsaw, where they will deliver aid to local humanitarian organisations.

East Yorkshire businesses, including Neill & Brown and Global 4 Components, are also assisting with providing transport, and Hull 4 Ukraine organisers have put out a call for help from other transport companies.

Councillor Daren Hale, leader of Hull City Council, said: “Among all the terrible news coming out of Ukraine, these images of lorries full of donations arriving in the places they are needed most are a ray of light.

“The generosity of the people and businesses in Hull over these past few weeks, both in donating much-needed aid and volunteering their time, has been overwhelming and heart-warming.

“As the situation in Ukraine continues, we urge everyone to keep donating as much as they can so Hull 4 Ukraine can get this aid to the people who so desperately need it.”

Boxes full of donations at the Hull 4 Ukraine donations site. (Picture: The Hull Story)

Hull people, businesses and organisations throughout the city have been donating to the Hull 4 Ukraine appeal, which was set up last month to collect and deliver aid to people affected and displaced by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

After an overwhelming response to the appeal, organisers are encouraging people to keep donating, and to keep checking the list of items needed, which changes regularly.

The latest list of required items and drop-off points, as well as information on other ways people can help, can be found on the dedicated page of the Hull City Council website.

Hull 4 Ukraine is also looking for more volunteers to help with sorting donations and supplies and packing and preparing items for transport. Register your interest here.

To enquire about the volunteering roles or anything else related to Hull 4 Ukraine, email

To donate financially, visit the online fundraising page.