Kinaxia Logistics has delivered 10 tonnes of aid to Ukrainian refugees in Poland after an appeal received a huge response from staff and customers.

Clothing, baby supplies, toiletries and food were all donated by employees, their families and friends before being taken to Kinaxia company Mark Thompson Transport in Warrington for wrapping and packing.

An HGV delivery was then made to the town of Zamość, 40 miles from the Ukrainian border.

Kinaxia driver Tomasz Konarski, who is from Poland and lives in Chester, volunteered to travel to his home country to deliver the much-needed aid.

His route took him via Dover, Calais, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany before he arrived in Poland after a four-day journey of 1,400 miles.

He said: “I was happy to help. It was a good thing to do and greatly appreciated.”

The mission was coordinated by Dave Cork, senior operations manager at Mark Thompson Transport.

“It was a fantastic effort by our staff, their families and friends and our customers,” Cork said.

“The trailer was full of items generously donated from across the country, including clothing for men, women and children, nappies, baby medicines, rice and other foodstuffs, toiletries, sleeping bags and bottled water.

“The aid will make a tremendous difference to the lives of Ukrainians who have fled their homeland and sought refuge in neighbouring Poland.”

Kinaxia chief executive Simon Hobbs described the response to the appeal as heart-warming and inspiring: “It was great to see our Kinaxia family and our customers coming together to offer support to the people of Ukraine in this way.”