The UK Coach Operator Association (UKCOA) is proud to be supporting the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Road Passenger Transport Industry (RPTI) appeal for buses and coaches for Ukraine.
The RPTI have recently established contacts with a group organising the transportation of bus and coach vehicles to be converted into mobile medical centres to support those injured and in need of medical attention in Ukraine. However, there is an urgent need for sufficient vehicles to be donated to allow the conversions to take place. Transportation to Ukraine is being organised by Network Rail.
Peter Bradley, Managing Director of the UKCOA said “We have sent out an appeal to our members to support this cause. If any operator has a bus or coach that they are preparing to dispose of, we would be grateful if they could consider donating it to this cause. There are many many people in Ukraine who are in need or urgent medical care, and can no longer access it because buildings and equipment have been destroyed”.
Paul Sainthouse, Managing Director of Dawsongroup bus and coach and convenor of the RPTI said “We are grateful to the UKCOA for their support. This is a great way for the bus and coach industry to show its solidarity with the people of Ukraine who find themselves caught up in this conflict. We have worked long and hard to come up with a plan that will work in getting these vehicles modified, equipped and transported to Ukraine. All we need now are some vehicles to work on”.
Any operator who has a vehicle they can donate, please contact Peter Bradley at [email protected] in the first instance.