When we decided to replace the Brewers uniform with a new, improved version one key consideration was what to do with the old shirts, jumpers, fleeces and polo shirts.
Wanting to avoid creating landfill with clothing that is still in good, wearable condition, Brewers donated it all to British Humanitarian Aid (BHA), who support the people of the Chernhiv region in north Ukraine, a region devastated by the Chernobyl disaster of 1986.
A little bit about the BHA...
The Chernihiv region is possibly the poorest in Ukraine, living conditions are tough. Winter temperatures are very cold and many of the buildings are old soviet era tower blocks which are now in disrepair.
As often as they can, the BHA take a lorry of clothing out to the Chernhiv region, to distribute to hospitals, orphanages, child and adult social services and any others who need their help. No mean feat as at 31,903 sq km it is approximately 1.5 times the size of Wales!
Sending the uniform...
Brewers have been collating the old uniform from all staff and in the next few weeks it will start the long journey to Ukraine courtesy of British Humanitarian Aid.
Simon Brewer, who has visited Ukraine and the Chernihiv region to meet the local people and see for himself some of the challenges said ; “It’s so good that BHA can make use of these old uniforms and get them to Chernihiv where I know the local people will make good use of them. We have been financially supporting a home for disabled children in Chernihiv for many years so it feels appropriate that our branded uniform is now going out there too!”
Phil from BHA receive the uniforms from Darren at Brewers Eastbourne.