The Plant and Hire Aid Alliance is a consortium of companies in the construction plant industry. Several CPA members form part of the alliance and are playing a vital role in supporting the humanitarian effort in Ukraine, providing essential supplies to those affected by the conflict.

On 15th and 16th October 2023, the alliance will be carrying out its third humanitarian convoy to a Slovakian town, Chminianska Nová Ves, near to the border of Ukraine, where volunteers from Rotary International will distribute aid via their humanitarian centres in Uzhorrod and Vinnytsia to those affected by the war.

Some CPA members are already involved but if you currently aren’t and would like to help, Rotary International is seeking the items below which will be sent as part of the humanitarian convoy.

  • Food (Camping food, baby food)
  • Aids for the disabled and elderly
  • Hygiene items (Except sanitisers)
  • Generators (5kW and above)
  • Heaters
  • Candles and torches
  • Sleeping bags and mats
  • Thermal clothing and warm socks
  • First aid kits
  • Powerbanks
  • Bedding and blankets
  • Disposable dishes

Donations should ideally be packed in boxes or bags and clearly labelled showing the items and quantities. This will help with clearing items through customs. Donations should be sent to Ardent Hire, 289-297 Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 9BS before 7th October 2023. 

Further information on the Plant and Hire Aid Alliance is available at or you can email