Ribbleton van workshop prepares vans to take aid into Ukraine

Posted on - 15th April, 2022 - 1:21pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Proud Preston, Ribbleton
One of the vans prepared and handed over.

Refurbished armoured vehicles have been supplied by a Preston company to take humanitarian aid into Ukraine from Poland.


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

The initiative was put in place by Polish Association Gloucestershire and city councillor Alastair Chambers has taken charge of sourcing and personal delivery of the aid-laden vehicles across the Polish border to ArmySOS in Lviv.

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The first convoy, which arrived on Monday, included body armour and front-line medical supplies to head to Ukraine.

The vans supplied for this work have been proven as delivery vehicles for cash and valuables in the UK before being refurbished by Fleet Service Limited. Their armour is able to protect 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 Ukrainian people in this time of war. It is a privilege to have the ability to repurpose our armoured vehicles for humanitarian relief”

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

Donations towards the aid effort are still being accepted at Fleet Service Ltd. to be handled by Polish Association Gloucestershire. Local companies looking to help should contact Graham Beston on 01772 704 130 for further details. Website –

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