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Tuesday 21 May 2019

O'Leary International joins Chernobyl aid mission

Liam Grant from Glenmore, CEO Chernobyl Aid Ireland; Ellie O’Leary, John O’Connor, driver for Chernobyl Aid Ireland and Brett Gourlie director of O’Leary Transport
Liam Grant from Glenmore, CEO Chernobyl Aid Ireland; Ellie O’Leary, John O’Connor, driver for Chernobyl Aid Ireland and Brett Gourlie director of O’Leary Transport

David Looby

A New Ross transport company has provided a truck to transport aid to Belarus as part of the 2019 Chernobyl Aid Ireland mission.

A lorry from O'Leary International, based in Marshmeadows, sets off on May 13, with a convoy of humanitarian aid.

Liam Grant, the founder of Chernobyl Aid Ireland, said the tireless efforts of the charity continue to make a massive difference to the lives they touch.

Mr Grant said: 'A huge effort goes in to preparing for such a trip, from the team of volunteers to the sorting and loading of the humanitarian aid for transport. But without the generosity of its partners Chernobyl Aid Ireland would not be able to get it to those most in need. Our goal has always been to do all we can to improve the lives of the around 200 orphans who live in our orphanage in Grozovo. It is thanks to companies like O'Leary International that we can arrange and make these much needed humanitarian runs.'

He said every donation, whether it be money, services or time is very welcome, and without it the charity could not do the meaningful work which they do.

O'Leary International has provided a lorry and trailer for the transport of essential items for the past three years. Also, Hookless Holiday Homes is lending its support to the charity's laudable efforts.

Willie O'Leary, Managing Director of O'Leary International said: 'We are absolutely delighted to be in a position to again support Chernobyl Aid Ireland and the fantastic and tireless work that they do. Giving them one of our trucks and trailers to use is the very least that we can do. We are glad to play our small part in the huge effort of this very special team of people. We hope also to be able to further assist them by providing helpers to load the aid for transport closer to their departure date.'

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