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Simon Beck & Christine Holden

Simon Beck & Christine Holden is crowdfunding

raised of £20,000 target by 252 supporters

Weʼre raising £20,000 to fund the continual: delivery of essential aid & collection of displaced Ukrainian Nationals & transport them to the safety of British homes.

Trowbridge, Wiltshire

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Hi everyone,

Simon and Chris cannot sit back for another minute and just watch what is happening in Ukraine.

We must help the Ukrainian people directly so have bought a17 seat minibus for the sole purposes of:

delivering emergency medical equipment and provisions to towns on the Polish/Ukrainian border

transporting Ukrainian nationals to safe havens in the UK and to other parts of Europe.

We will be leaving for Chelm on Polish/Ukraine/Belarus border on or before 11th April for the first of many trips to deliver essential aid and collect bereft families of women and children & bring them back to the safety and support of British homes and families.

Simon and Chris are personally covering the purchase of the minibus and our own expenses en-route, but are asking for donations to cover costs that we will incur (please see estimates of costs below)


Albie and Bob

Sophie and Mark

Mike and Patrick


Jason and Hayley In Wiltshire Town Council Minibus 1

Vids In Scouts Bus

4th Trip Phil & Dave

3rd trip Chris and Si

Second Trip Phil and Levi

First Trip Chris and Si

Please contact us:

IF YOU ARE A CHARITY: We are offering outward bound transportation to East Poland & Ukraine for your emergency medical supplies, equipment and provisions.

IF YOU ARE A HOST UNDER THE HOMES FOR UKRAINE SCHEME: We are offering to collect Ukrainian nationals with visas who need transportation back to the UK.

IF YOU ARE A UKRANIAN NATIONAL WITH A UK VISA: We are offering to collect you from Poland and give you safe passage to Trowbridge UK where we can arrange for you to be collected by your UK host

We are delighted and very fortunate to have partnered with Ela Koscielna, Steve Jones, Halina Jot and Aleksandra Jarosz who complete the team by bringing an unparalleled level of logistical expertise, and an enviable network of official & personal contacts ‘on-the-ground’ in Poland and the UK

Wish us luck! 🙏

Wish us luck! 🙏

Estimated cost per trip


Minimum 2600 miles round trip Trowbridge - Chelm - Trowbridge

Minibus consumption = 25 miles/gallon

1 gallon Diesel = £8.20 approx

104 gallons x £8.20


Toll Roads say £100

Ferry/tunnel for Minibus return approx £400

Food for refugees on return journey - (estimate) 15 people x £25 per day × 3 days = £1,125

Return Ferry crossing per refugee approx £30 x 15 people =£450

Return Journey Accommodation 3 nights for 15 refugees

Estimate 6 rooms x £50 per room = £300 minimum per night x 3 nights

= £900

£3827.80 minimum + 10% contingency

£4210.58 per return Trip

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    • axis first

      axis first

      Sep 21, 2022

      This is a wonderful initiative! Glad to support you in some small way.

    • Anonymous


      Aug 13, 2022

      You are truly amazing! Keep up the good work giving hope and changing lives.


    • Sylv


      Aug 9, 2022

      Sorry I’ve taken so long to do this, you are both amazing I am eternally grateful for all your support.


    • Hot Tomato

      Hot Tomato

      Aug 1, 2022

      Congratulations on a successful fund raiser and wishing you well with the valued project


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      Jul 19, 2022

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    Simon Beck & Christine Holden

    Simon Beck & Christine Holden

    Trowbridge, Wiltshire

    been a couple for the past 37 years established and run fashion accessories brand - PoM - for the last 33 raised a loving & caring family over the past 32 years moved to Trowbridge in 1995 & been very happy here ever since are very well travelled have an amazing group of friends

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