Bradford-based Knightsbridge Furniture has donated two trucks to the Yorkshire Aid Convoy, which have been used to assist the charity’s annual delivery of clothing, medical equipment and other essential supplies to Eastern Europe.
The pair of 12-tonne Mercedes Benz trucks was collected from Knightsbridge’s headquarters on Thornton Road, before being immediately put to work forming part of an aid convoy that left for Romania in early March.
“With our own strong local roots, we were delighted to be able to support this Yorkshire-based charity in such a practical way,” comments Knightsbridge MD, Alan Towns.
Yorkshire Aid Convoy trustee and volunteer, Gary Dooley, is driving one of the trucks. He says: “Millions of families in Romania and the Ukraine face a lack of food, clothing, education and employment every day. With help from companies like Knightsbridge, we can make a real change to their lives.”
Knightsbridge Furniture designs and manufactures seating, tables and bedroom furniture for the international healthcare and hospitality market. The company has been based in Bradford since its foundation approximately 70 years ago.
The progress of the Knightsbridge trucks as they travel across Europe can be followed via via Yorkshire Aid Convoy’s website.