Bradford-based Knightsbridge Furniture has donated two trucks to the Yorkshire Aid Convoy to help in the charity’s annual delivery of clothing, medical equipment and other essential supplies to Eastern Europe. The pair of 12-tonne Mercedes Benz trucks have just been collected from Knightsbridge headquarters on Thornton Road and will be put to work immediately, forming part of an aid convoy which leaves 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,’ said Knightsbridge MD Alan Towns as he handed over the keys.
Driving one of the trucks away was Yorkshire Aid Convoy trustee and volunteer Gary Dooley. ‘Millions of families in Romania and the Ukraine face a lack of food, clothing, education and employment every day,’ he reflected. ‘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 formation some 70 years ago.
The progress of the Knightsbridge trucks as they travel across Europe can be followed at www.yorkshireaidconvoy.co.uk