Hope and Aid Direct
Charity number: 1077146
Hope and Aid Direct is a UK registered humanitarian aid charity of volunteers and supporters spread throughout the UK. We were established in 1999 during the Balkans war to assist the victims of that conflict mainly fleeing to Kosovo.
Since that time regional teams have joined together, typically twice a year, to form a convoy of aid trucks driving for up to a week to reach their destinations. Our major focus for many years was the Balkans, in particular Kosovo, but where practicable, we responded to other world emergencies in places such as Romania, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Montenegro.
Since 2015 with the conflict in the Middle East and the largest influx of refugees entering Europe since the 2nd World War, our attentions turned to the refugees in Greece and Serbia where we have been able to make a huge difference to many thousands of individuals and families who have fled some of the harshest conditions anywhere in the world.
More recently with the war in Ukraine we are now supporting this crisis and we have trucks leaving regularly transporting aid to our partners in Romania and Slovakia where it is being moved onto local trucks and transported into Ukraine.
In addition to our truck convoys, we fund and promote in-country projects to help individuals, schools and groups. However, our core activity is the delivery and direct distribution of humanitarian aid. Consequently, our small fleet of 7.5-ton trucks and one 40 ton articulated DAF XF with trailer are critical assets. Although not new, they all provide an invaluable foundation from which we continually achieve miracles!
Everything we do relies on public donations and corporate support. We are not affiliated to any group, religious or otherwise, we are not government or institutionally funded in any way, none of us receives any salary or remuneration, and we undertake all our own fundraising. We do what we do, simply because we care!