Goods are generously donated by organisations and communities but getting them to the people who need it is a real challenge. Through a combination of BREXIT and the rise in fuel costs, the average cost for us to send a consignment of aid has almost doubled; with each consignment of aid now costing between £5,000-£8,000 to send to Europe.
HRIF, SEKO Logistics, The Dune Group and My 1st Years are key logistics partners, supporting us to deliver aid globally, however there are still costs we need to cover to ensure our aid gets to those who need it.
Goods for Good works closely with Dutch charity and logistics partner Humanitarian Resources International Foundation (HRIF), which handles and delivers some of the donated goods via a warehouse in the Netherlands. HRIF have set up an export system, which involves a UK third-party operator that handles complex paperwork and logistics; Goods for Good has to pay a fee, per shipment, for this service.
It’s worth every penny. The fact that we’re sending goods directly now to places like Poland, obviously they have to have the right documentation and transit papers in place,”
Another issue we're facing is the rise in the cost of petrol, which in turn has pushed the transport companies we work with to increase their costs. Since the fuel crisis fuel costs have risen by more than 20%.
We need your help to raise £30,000! We currently have four consignments of goods ready to deliver to those affected by the devastating war in Ukraine, but we lack the funds to get them from our aid hub in Northampton to Europe. Can you help us bring relief and comfort to those affected by the conflict by sponsoring a consignment? Your sponsorship will mean we can deliver in the region of £1 million worth of essentials to those in desperate need.
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