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The Ribbleton van workshop prepares vans to transport aid to Ukraine

One of the vans prepared and delivered.

Refurbished armored vehicles have been supplied by a company in Preston to deliver humanitarian aid to Ukraine from Poland.


The second and third vehicles were supplied by Fleet Service Limited in Ribbleton following the donation of the first van last week.

The initiative was set up by the Polish association Gloucestershire and councilor Alastair Chambers took charge of the supply and personal delivery of aid-laden vehicles across the Polish border to ArmySOS in Lviv.

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The first convoy, which arrived on Monday, included body armor and frontline medical supplies to go to Ukraine.

The vans supplied for this job were proven cash and valuables delivery vehicles in the UK before being refurbished by Fleet Service Limited. Their armor is capable of protecting the crew from projectiles, explosives and gunfire that may be encountered in a conflict situation.

Company Director Graham Beston said, “Fleet Service Limited is proud to help support the people of Ukraine in this time of war. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to reuse our armored vehicles for humanitarian aid”

As a safety industry supplier and customization specialist, Fleet Service is quickly able to source and adapt vehicles to relevant road standards and the particular requirements of their role.

Donations for the aid effort are still accepted by Fleet Service Ltd. to be managed by the Polish association Gloucestershire. Local businesses looking to help should contact Graham Beston on 01772 704 130 for details. Website –

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