Motorway service area operator Moto has taken action to provide support to Ukrainian lorry drivers who may not be able to access their banks accounts due to the invasion of their country by Russia.
The company is offering free parking to all Ukrainian lorry drivers to make sure that they can rest safely.
In addition, Moto and its charity arm Moto in the Community are providing a donation of £20,000 to the British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.
Ken McMeikan, CEO of Moto Hospitality, said: “I am deeply shocked and saddened by the events unfolding in Ukraine and the unimaginable suffering people are facing. I am moved to do all we can to stand with the people of Ukraine, show our solidarity and offer practical help to Ukrainian citizens. Therefore Moto is offering free parking to all Ukrainian lorry drivers to make sure that they can rest safely, get a hot meal and a hot shower.
“This is the best way Moto can practically offer support given that many Ukrainian drivers in the UK no longer have access to their bank accounts. All drivers need to do is bring a photo of their numberplate into the WH Smith at any Moto site and staff will make their stay free.
“Additionally, Moto and Moto in the Community are providing a direct donation of £20,000 to the British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal, which is providing aid and assistance for those in Ukraine and additional fundraising is also planned.”