The last of your much-appreciated donations to Help for Ukraine Taunton have left Compass Wellbeing in Taunton and have been delivered to Poland, to be distributed to Ukrainians who desperately need our help. In her own words, here’s the story of the journey Ewa Bishop took with Adrian Breeze last Monday, 14th March, along with details of how collections of your donations are continuing, and how you can help.
“We should have had the van on Friday 11th, but something happened and we were looking for a van all weekend and into Monday morning. It was a tricky time! Finally, A man came to help us packing the donations and I said to him, “We don’t need any help with packers,” and he asked how he can help and I said “Well, give me van!” I didn’t know this wonderful man, Richard Miles, at all! And he said “OK!” so I called Adrian, my driver, and I said “Get ready. I told you you had to be ready! I told you we would get something, I’m a believer, and we’re ready. You have to come here now and you have to sort out all the paperwork, insurance and Tunnel and everything else what we need.” It happened very quickly in the end!
We arrived back in the UK at 4.30 in the afternoon, very tired. I was just the support driver. I always said I’m only the support driver, so mostly all the driving, that was up to Adrian. He did that very well. Only once I was driving for maybe one hour and fifteen minutes and I just couldn’t because that was at night and the roads were bumpy. We tried to rest along the way, but we couldn’t sleep properly. We just closed our eyes for maybe five or ten minutes and that’s it. Maybe, in all the journey in the van, Adrian had maybe forty minutes and I had maybe twenty. Thank goodness we actually decided to have the night’s sleep in the place given to us so kindly! But it was worth it, because your donations are so needed and appreciated and the situation is terrible.