Homes Under The Hammer’s Martin Roberts drives 26 hours on ‘kindness trail’ to help Ukraine

Martin Roberts confessed he felt a ‘responsible’ to get emergency supplies to the Ukrainian border, as he updated fans on his effort to help those in need. The Homes Under The Hammer star started the second half of his 26-hour drive on Sunday morning, after stopping for a few hours’ sleep

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Martin Roberts provides ‘mercy dash’ update for Ukraine

Homes Under The Hammer’s Martin Roberts has updated fans on his heroic trip to deliver aid to war-torn Ukraine.

The daytime TV star, 58, is currently embarking on a lengthy journey from the UK to the Poland/Ukraine border with supplies – a trip that will take his total of 26 hours.

Taking to Instagram on Sunday morning, the BBC presenter told his followers he had managed to “sleep for a few hours”, after initially trying to drive the whole distance without stopping.

The real estate expert checked into a hotel in the Netherlands last night, after “feeling tired” during the unbelievably long ride.

Martin explained that he was preparing for the second leg of his mission on Sunday morning – another 13-hour drive through Germany and Poland to get to the Ukrainian border and deliver to those in need.

Homes Under The Hammer’s Martin Roberts updated his fans before embarking on the second half of his mammoth journey


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The father of two has confessed that he feels a “huge responsibility” to provide the supplies soon and that he hopes to donate to those who have been displaced over the next 24 hours.

Since Russian forces invaded neighboring Ukraine last month, many Ukrainians have been forced to leave their homeland and seek refuge in other countries.

“More than half of the refugees leaving Ukraine are in Poland. So if there are 5 million people, imagine that we will have 2.5 million,” the Polish president predicted when talking about the crisis. panic over the BBC’s Sunday Morning programme.

After the Russian invasion, generous Britons donated vital supplies and money to thousands of Ukrainian refugees crossing the border.

Ukrainians were greeted by volunteers when they arrived in Madrid on Friday


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Following calls for help as families fled their homes in Kyiv and other major cities, there was a huge wave of people wanting to help – including the star of the House under the hammer Martin.

Speaking in his latest social media update, the presenter updated fans on his progress, as he makes it his mission to help those affected by the virus. Vladimir Putin’s senseless attacks on Ukraine.

“I’ve slept for a few hours and yes, it’s been a really hard day today, 13 more hours on the road,” he told his followers in a video shared to both Twitter and Instagram.

Martin is now back on the road for the final leg of his journey


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“Probably the longest day of driving I’ve ever done, all the way through Poland and a large part of Germany.

“Lots of stereo music, lots of wine, and maybe Red Bull bits. Lots of Red Bull.”

He continued: “We’re going to get on with it. The thing is, what keeps me going is that there are people waiting, even though they don’t know yet that they’re waiting.

“They’re there and they don’t know we’re coming, but we are, with these really important supplies.”

Martin is the host of BBC Homes Under the Hammer



“I feel quite responsible… a big responsibility. But we’ll get there.”

Martin’s update comes after he emotionally filmed outside Costco, confessing that he feels helpless amid a heartbreaking crisis that has seen more than 1.5 million Ukrainians flee their homeland. their homeland since President Putin began a string of horrifying attacks on February 24, 2022.

The TV star broke down in tears when he revealed that he had not been able to bulk purchase Calpol for Ukrainian children from retail.

The TV star tried to buy as many things as possible


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Martin insists he is only allowed to buy two bottles of Calpol at a time – which frustrates him when trying to buy the necessary supplies.

He explains how fellow shoppers have helped him buy some more bottles and that everyone is “trying to do their best” to help those in crisis.

“So any small steps you can take, go for it. Because even a few bottles of these can help,” he added in the emotional video.

Martin gave candid and emotional updates throughout his mission


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“So do it for me okay. Obviously not for me. Do it for them. Because this really, if you think about it, hope goes into the mouth of a kid who needs it. .”

He concluded: “A homeless kid now wondering what the hell is going on in a refugee camp somewhere.”

“Anyway, you get the point. Sorry.”

Martin’s heroic efforts come amid a slow UK response in the face of Europe’s biggest refugee crisis since World War II, with around 2.2 million people. had to leave the country.

The unprovoked invasion of neighboring Ukraine by Russian forces under President Vladimir Putin has sparked bloodshed and chaos.

With Putin’s troops shelling cities across Ukraine and the nation’s troops vowing to fight to the death to protect their lands, observers fear the death toll will be huge.

On Sunday, February 27, the Minister of Health of Ukraine reported that at least 352 Ukrainian civilians have been killed since the invasion of Russia began, and more than 1,000 have been wounded.

On March 1, Ukraine claimed to have killed 5,710 Russian soldiers since the beginning of the invasion.

These claims have yet to be independently verified, but a human rights monitoring group from the United Nations has confirmed more than 500 civilian casualties in Ukraine.

At least 136 people have been killed, including 13 children, a United Nations report showed on Tuesday.

Bachelet, speaking before the opening session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, earlier said: “Most of these civilians were killed by explosive weapons with a wide range of impact, including shelling from heavy artillery. and multi-role missile systems, and air strikes. I’m afraid the real numbers are significantly higher.”

It comes as the President of Ukraine accused Russia of being a ‘state terrorist’ on Tuesday following the indiscriminate bombing in Kharkiv.

On Friday, Technology Secretary Chris Philp said details of a plan to allow Ukrainian refugees to come and stay with British families would be laid out “in the very near future”.

He told Sky News: “We will be making an announcement in the very near future about a plan for UK local authorities and real UK families, to welcome refugees. Ukraine. We have published that principle and the details of how it works will be laid out in the very near future.”

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