Motorsport community asked to back a plan by well-known rally driver PJ O’Dowd to buy and deliver a fire engine to Ukraine
Rally driver and fireman PJ O’Dowd and his colleagues from Tralee Fires Station are behind a plan to buy and deliver a fire engine to Ukraine.
The Tralee firefighters need to raise around €50,000 to buy the appliance and deliver it to the war-torn country.
PJ, a well-known rally driver and vice-chair of Kerry Motor Club is calling on the Motorsport Community in Ireland and beyond to get behind their ambitious plan.
Firefighters from Tralee station have been in touch with their colleagues in Ukraine.
Trevor Kelliher of Tralee fire station explained:
“I have contacted Pavlo Serdiuk who is a 23-year-old Ukraine who was living and working in Cork as an apprentice plumber. Pavlo was recently on RTÉ news as he was headed home to help defend his home country.
“Pavlo has put us in touch with the local fire service in Ukraine who will receive equipment that is both donated and bought through this fundraising.
“Any help will be greatly appreciated and all money raised will be directly sent in forms of fire and rescue equipment to Ukraine with an official handover.”
Funds can be donated here: https://gofund.me/81fc3e0f
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