THE Drefach Felindre husband and wife team who bought an ambulance and stocked it with medical supplies for Ukraine have arrived at the Polish border.

Rob and Jayne Holland were so moved by the desperate plight of Ukrainian civilians caught up in the current conflict that they decided to stage a mercy dash of their own.

Following a series of fund-raising events, they left their home village of Penboyr last week bound for the Polish town of Rzeszow in an ambulance crammed with surplus NHS kit, medical supplies and key equipment.

And this morning – following a 1,500-mile, 28-hour journey across Europe – Rob and Jayne delivered the ambulance to the Global Outreach Doctors charity who will put it to work later this week.

Thanking supporters for their donations in an emotional video, Rob said: “What you have provided will save lives.

“Jayne and I are absolutely bowled over by all the support we have received.

“We cannot change the world, but we can save lives which I believe we have achieved.

“Love always wins over hate.”

Prior to setting out, Jayne who runs Veganishmum, a pop-up vegetarian restaurant, had expressed amazement at the generosity of local people.

“One person handed us £2,000 – others who donate have tears in their eyes,” she added.

The couple said money pledged would enable them to surpass their initial target of £10,000 to break even.

The equipment they carried included a special incubator for new-born babies and two machines used to monitor vital signs.

Their mission was carried out in tandem with Ambulances for Ukraine who are based in Cheltenham.

“We do not have a political agenda and neither will we be drawn into any political narrative over the Ukraine/Russia situation,” they said.