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Hauliers deliver for flood victims

  • 13 February 2014
  • By Ashleigh Wight

Hauliers have responded quickly to calls for help by the flood stricken farming community, donating their time and vehicles to help those affected.

Knowles Transport, Hankins Transport, Mick George, and Roger Warnes Transport were among those who responded to calls by Cambridgeshire farmers who wanted help to deliver animal feed to the flooded county.

St Ives, Cambridgeshire-based Mick George (pictured below), delivered a 29-tonne load of sugarbeet to a makeshift distribution centre yesterday, which has been set up in North Petherton, near Bridgwater.

Marketing manager Claire Armstrong said: “We were approached by a local farmer who needed people to take animal feed to Somerset. Within an hour our MD Mick George responded and arranged for an artic to be sent down there.”

The effort was organised by local farmer George Munns of L AE Munns and Sons in Chatteris, while the donated sugarbeet came from QV Potatoes in Spalding.


Manea-based bulk haulier Hankins Transport was also approached by Munns, who is regular customer, and has so far taken one load of sugarbeet to Somerset.

“If the need arises we will consider taking more to help out the farmers down there,” said Ricky Howlett, who works in the transport office at Hankins Transport.

Knowles Transport also delivered a load of produce donated by Abbots Ripton Farming in Huntingdon. The load was taken to Bridgwater Cattlemarket on Tuesday (11 February).

Business development manager Alex Knowles told Commercialmotor.com that the company has volunteered a second load free of charge to the same destination next Saturday (22 February).

Sumo Heavy Haulage and Tesco also donated their services to help flood victims this week.

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