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Driving thousands of miles is no big deal for me

Updated: Jun 10, 2022

“Driving thousands of miles is no big deal for me”, says Rog Barnes, a volunteer from the UK. And the “no big deal” is his answer to almost every question and gratitude expression about the important mission he’s doing for our Hospitallers team.

Rog Barnes is 75 years old and his typical weekend now is driving long hours from Bristol (UK) to Warsaw (Poland) to deliver ambulance cars loaded with medical essentials.

Those ambulances are meant to serve Hospitallers, a Ukrainian voluntary medical unit, providing emergency aid and evacuating injured people from the frontline areas in Ukraine.

Our representatives in the UK raise funds to buy ambulances and deliver them to Ukraine in under 72 hours. Fast logistics are critical, as it helps to save more and more people’s lives.

Roger knows from his own experience how important time is for paramedics. He was a part of a medical unit during Operation Granby in 1991 saving people’s lives in a field hospital.

Today Roger is a member of a special big logistics team in the UK. The members of this team may think, just as Roger does, that they are not doing anything special. However, we can’t find enough words to say our gratitude to every single person who helps us.

You can’t even imagine how much you’ve already done for the Ukrainian people and how grateful we will always be to you! #Ukraine #SupportUkraine #HelpUkraine #StandWithUkraine #HelpUkraineNow #Hospitallers #Paramedics #UkraineParamedics #HospitallersUkraine #HospitallersUK #HelpHospitallers

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