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Mobile mechanics prepare to drive coach of paramedics and nurses to Ukraine

  • Mobile mechanics and breakdown assistance firm Patrol heading to Ukraine
  • The company has prepared a coach this week that will take medics into the country
  • Once there it will take Ukrainian orphans to Poland
  • The team is collecting medical supplies and vehicles to take to the war zone in convoy

Time 7:27 am, March 5, 2022

Brave mobile mechanics are preparing to leave for Ukraine this week with employees driving a coach of volunteer paramedics and nurses into the war-torn country.

Arthur Smith from Kent-based Patrol will be driving the coach, while a series of its vehicles plus ambulances will be joining the convoy.

The company, based in Tonbridge, is fundraising and collecting medical equipment to take to Ukraine, working alongside Emergency First.

Mechanic Smith told ITV News: ‘I’ve never done anything like this at all.’

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He explained: ‘We had a few spare vehicles and some drivers that had less to do in the next few weeks.

‘So we decided to use those vehicles and the time that we had to go out and help where we could.’

Once the coach has arrived in Ukraine, it will collect children from orphanages and take them to Poland.

You can find out more about Patrol’s Ukraine Crisis campaign and how you can help here.

Rebecca Chaplin's avatar

Rebecca has been a motoring and business journalist since 2014, previously writing and presenting for titles such as the Press Association, Auto Express and Car Buyer. She has worked in many roles for Car Dealer Magazine’s publisher Blackball Media including head of editorial.

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