Martin Roberts reveals he’s on his way to Ukrainian refugees with supplies after tears outside shop

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Martin Roberts is on his way to the Ukraine border with supplies. (PA)
Martin Roberts is on his way to the Ukraine border with supplies. (PA)

Martin Roberts has revealed that he is on the way to the Poland Ukraine border with a van load of supplies for refugees.

The big-hearted Homes Under the Hammer star shared a video earlier this week of himself in tears outside of Costco after trying to buy supplies for women and children fleeing Ukraine but being told the limit on the number of bottles of Calpol one customer can buy still applied to him.

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A charity organisation in Bournemouth coordinating deliveries of supplies to the refugees have been in touch with Roberts, 58, and recruited him with his VW campervan to undertake one of their trips to Poland.

In an Instagram post on Friday, Roberts wrote: "Thank you for all your kind messages after my Costco experience. They meant the world. Things have moved on. Quite dramatically. Please join me on a very special trip…"

The video he posted showed him in his van as he explained: "So things have moved on a lot since my last tweet from outside Costco. Thank you everyone for your kind comments. And just to reiterate, I wasn't crying because I couldn't buy Calpol, I was crying because of the kindness of strangers and the general situation and I admit it, I'm an emotional mush bucket."

He continued: "I've been asked by a charity down in Bournemouth to help them and join their convoy to actually head to the Polish Ukrainian border and take loads of supplies to literally the front line."

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Roberts said that he would be loading up his VW campervan, taking a ferry and driving through France, the Netherlands and Germany, hoping to be at the supplies distribution centre at the Polish Ukrainian border in the next 24 hours.

<p><em>Homes Under the Hammer</em> star Martin Roberts has posted a tearful video on social media after attempting to buy supplies to help refugees fleeing Ukraine.</p>
<p><br>The TV presenter appealed for collection bins to be placed in supermarkets — after he was prevented from buying multiple bottles of children's liquid paracetamol medicine due to legal limits — as he tried to find a way to help those affected by the Russian invasion.</p>
<p>Credit: @martinrobertstv / Instagram</p>
Earlier in the week Martin Roberts sobbed over a thwarted shopping trip. (@martinrobertstv / Instagram)

He said: "I'll be hopefully having a chance to see where this stuff actually goes, to make sure it goes to the right places and just do my bit.

"I'm not doing this for any other reason than me just wanting to do what I can and in this case I'm not a celebrity, I'm just a man with a van."

Roberts also urged: "Please don't say anything nasty," as he talked about wanting to offer his help.

In another update posted on Saturday morning, he showed a video meeting volunteers at the Bournemouth centre and the many binliners of supplies waiting to be transported.

He wrote: "And so it begins…at the collection and distribution centre of ‘Help from Bournemouth to Ukraine’ - only set up less than two weeks ago by the amazing Karol and now the focus for heartwarming support from people of all ages and backgrounds."

Watch: Martin Roberts sobs after attempting to purchase aid for Ukraine

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