Left: A mother and son fleeing Odessa with a gift from Stuart Paver
MD of Pavers, Stuart Paver, along with Executive Assistant Steve Ovenden, have this week travelled to Bucharest to provide humanitarian aid and supplies to those most in need. Funding for the pair has come from the Pavers Foundation, which is running a Ukrainian support campaign, and has currently raised over £27,500.
Stuart and Steve have been staying in Romania, close to the border with Ukraine, since Monday 14 th March and have been primarily distributing medical supplies and helping to transport women and children away from the conflict. Since the start of the week, they have delivered medicines and pharmaceutical supplies to Odessa and Mariupol and are currently working on the logistics of getting medical support to Kyiv.
The Pavers Foundation aims to make a difference to charities and causes close to the hearts of all its colleagues and the Paver family. The Foundation and all colleagues of Pavers are immensely proud to host this fundraiser on behalf of those most in need in Ukraine. Some colleagues of the business have expressed support for Stuart and Steve on social media: “so proud to be a part of the pavers team”, “amazing work, proud to be a pavers employee”.
Stuart has reassured those wishing to support their efforts that the money will go directly to those who need it the most: “If anyone would like to donate every penny will be spent on medicines at wholesale prices no expenses no overheads”.
You can donate to help Stuart and Steve distribute aid through the Pavers Foundation’s Ukraine fundraiser on Just Giving: www.justgiving.com/campaign/paversfoundationukraine, and follow
Pavers Foundation on social media to keep up to date with their progress.
Pavers is one of the UK’s leading shoe retailers, with a focus on delivering comfort, value
and happiness. The footwear retailer was founded by Catherine Paver in 1971, and
remains family owned and run today and celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2021. Stuart
Paver, Catherine’s Son, is Joint Managing Director of the business together with his son
Jason. Stuarts brothers, Graham and Ian are now retired from the business but still play an active role in The Pavers Foundation.
Headquartered in York, the business operates across a broad multi-channel network, selling its products in over 170 stores nationwide, pavers.co.uk, and mail order catalogues.
For more information, please contact; Foundation@pavers.co.uk / 01904 528780