By KLTV Newsdesk –
National bus company Transdev, who operate the Team Pennine network in Kirklees, will make a fixed donation of 10p from every customer journey made across all their services on Sunday 20 March to the Ukraine Humanitarian Fund.
The company has pledged that the donation will help those directly in need, via the Disasters Emergency Committee, which represents 15 leading UK aid charities.
This is alongside efforts made internationally by its fellow subsidiaries operating close to the conflict – notably in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Germany – who will provide assistance to refugees including charter buses and the delivery of equipment and supplies to Ukrainian families fleeing their country
Each bus across the local Transdev fleets across Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Yorkshire will also wear a Ukrainian flag-shaped heart in a visible and public show of support.
Transdev CEO Alex Hornby said: “Like everyone, we have all been saddened by the appalling events in Ukraine and the dreadful impact this has had on people who have had to flee the country.
“All of us at Transdev at our locations right across the north of England felt compelled to show our support and we hoped the donation from our fares this weekend will go some way in giving the right kind of help to those who need it.
“We are proud to employ a number of Ukrainian families as part of our own team here in the north and give our full support to international Transdev colleagues aiding the humanitarian effort elsewhere in Europe.”