Homes Under The Hammer star Martin Roberts has arrived safely at the Ukrainian border, after being near a bombed area over the weekend. The BBC presenter gets emotional for his fans around the drop-off point – admitting that ‘tiny things’ like baby supplies come to him
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Martin Roberts told his followers he had ‘work to do’, as he approached a bomb site to give aid to war-torn Ukraine.
The Homes Under The Hammer presenter, 58, has spent recent days on a lengthy journey from the UK to the Polish/Ukrainian border with supplies – a trip that would take in total more than 26 hours.
Since Russian forces invaded their neighboring country last month, many Ukrainians have been forced to leave their homeland and seek asylum in other countries.
Update to his fans on Monday morning, real estate expert Martin revealed he has finally ‘reached’ the border after Sunday’s ‘huge’ drive.
Announcing his arrival at one of the dispatch points, the DIY guru gave his followers an emotional tour of the drop off area – where volunteers are working tirelessly tired to help those affected by Vladimir Putin’s senseless attacks on Ukraine.
In the first update, ahead of his arrival, the BBC star confessed he was approaching the final part of his journey with a ‘certain amount of anxiety’ – worried about the horror he will see when he arrives. near the site of the recent bombing.
“So today is the day I arrive at the Ukrainian border. I’m full of purpose but a little scared,” he captioned an updated video shared on his Instagram account Monday morning.
“I’m sure I’ll witness things that break my heart. And I’ll be only 20km from where they bombed yesterday. But I have a job to do.”
In the clip, Martin revealed he had been driving from 8am on Sunday until the early hours of Monday, but after a few hours of sleeping in, he was ready to deliver the necessary items.
Just hours after posting his first social media update, the Homes Under The Hammer host revealed that he’s safely completed the final leg of his mammoth walk.
To followers around his camp, he at one point confessed that it was the ‘little things’ that moved him.
“It’s the little things that help you,” he explains as he walks toward a collection of children’s toys.
“This is like a treat they come in and one of the first things you come across is this huge pile of bags and children’s toys that have been donated.
“So hopefully the kids will come in here and the first thing they can do is pick up a little bag donated by people.”
Martin then went on to explain that he was waiting for the person to whom he would provide medical supplies and said the plan would then move to drop the additional donations to other centers.
“It just really brought it home, didn’t it?” Martin said emotionally as he finished his video update.
After the Russian invasion, generous Britons donated vital supplies and money to thousands of Ukrainian refugees crossing the border.
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 Martin and many other celebrities.
Speaking at the BAFTAs 2022 on Sunday night, actor Benedict Cumberbatch pledged to do all he could to help Ukrainian refugees – including opening the doors of their homes to some.
An estimated 2.5 million people have fled the country since President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian forces to invade their neighboring country on February 24, 2022.
“People need to do as much as they can… there’s a record number of people volunteering to put people in their homes, I hope to be a part of that myself,” Benedict told Sky News. on the red carpet before the star gathering event.
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 will work will be completed in the near future.”
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