Big-Hearted Homes Under The Hammer host Martin Roberts has revealed he is delivering relief supplies to Poland to help Ukrainian refugees.
The daytime TV favorite, 58, took to his Instagram today for the first time since crying after being banned from a shop where he was trying to buy Calpol for children in Ukraine.
He gave an important update on how things have changed since that moment when it went viral last week.
Martin captioned the video, “Thank you for all of your kind messages following my Costco experience. They meant the world. Things have evolved. Very dramatic 😂 Please accompany me on a very special journey…”
He then explained what the next step in his mission is.
“A lot has happened since my last tweet outside of Costco,” he said. “And just to reiterate, I didn’t cry because I couldn’t buy Calpol, I cried because of the kindness of strangers and also because of the general situation.
He then added, “And I’ll admit I’m an emotional mush.”
Martin further revealed that he was in his VW van because he was on his way to the Ukraine-Polish border.
He explained: “I was asked by a charity in Bournemouth to join their convoy to actually stay on the Polish-Ukrainian border to literally bring loads of supplies to the front lines.”
He revealed he’s been buying plenty of supplies from stores and hopes to be there in the next 24 hours.
“Hopefully I’ll have the opportunity to see where this stuff is going and make sure it gets to the right places and just do my bit.”
He stressed, “I’m not doing this for any reason other than to do what I can and at the end of the day I’m not a celebrity in this case, I’m a man with a van.”
Martin was showered with praise from his supporters and fans for his remarkable performance.
TV presenter Lucy Alexander wrote: “Good luck mate 🙌❤️”.
Another follower added: “Stay healthy you are amazing take care 🥰🥰.”
“Look great what you’re doing 💙💛,” weighed a third, repeating the majority of those on his feed.
Last week, Martin went viral after allegedly only being allowed to buy two bottles of Calpol and took to Instagram to share a video expressing his frustration.
Alongside the two-minute clip, Martin wrote, “I was wondering if Costco had some collection bins that people could just put donations in to avoid this situation.
In the video, which was filmed in a parking lot near the big retail outlet, Martin got emotional after explaining how other shoppers came to his aid.
He said: “So listen like you I’m really at a loss as to what I can do to help with what’s going on in Ukraine.
“So I came to Costco and just bought a lot of things like diapers, kids stuff, tampax and other little things.
“You know, things for kids, because it’s the kids, you know, they’re everything,” as he showed his followers a look at his shopping cart and the things he’d bought.”
Holding up the Calpol bottles, Martin continued, “So I tried to buy Calpol and I’m only allowed to buy two, right?
“And I know there’s some kind of sick limit or limit they’ve put in place that keeps people from buying a lot of Calpol under normal circumstances.”
He then explained: “Some people in the queue behind me and some people in the queue next to me both bought four bottles for me, so I managed to get more.
“And I offered them the money, it was about ten pounds for four, and they wouldn’t take it.
“So there are such good people out there and everyone is trying to do their bit and if you just give them a way to do it.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tv/17924734/martin-roberts-supplies-poland-tears-ukraine/ Martin Roberts announces he is bringing supplies to Poland after breaking down in tears over Ukraine