Homes Under The Hammer star Martin Roberts reveals he’s halfway through the 26-hour ‘mercy spurt’ to drop off supplies in Ukraine

HOMES Under The Hammer star Martin Roberts has revealed he’s halfway through a 26-hour “mercy sprint” in Ukraine.

The TV star took to Twitter in a video update as he admitted he had been driving around France all night.

Martin told fans how he drove around Europe


Martin told fans how he drove around EuropePhoto credit: Twitter
Martin's fans encouraged him to take a break on his way to Ukraine


Martin’s fans encouraged him to take a break on his way to UkrainePhoto credit: Twitter

Martin, 58, looked exhausted as he filmed from his phone standing behind a van packed from top to bottom with supplies.

He admitted he only slept a few hours as he prepared for the second leg of his trip through Germany and Poland.

It comes days after the star revealed his plans to drive the packed van across Europe to help those affected by Putin’s attacks in Ukraine.

He asked his fans for a song choice to get him through the long drive as he admitted he was fueled by “wine gums and lots of Red Bull”.

Martin told fans he felt he had a “massive responsibility” to get the supplies safely to Ukraine’s border with Poland.

“I slept for a few hours and yes, today is a really tough day, I have 13 hours to go,” he explained.

“I took a ferry from Dover to Calais and on through France, Belgium and the Netherlands to Germany.

“But I’m so tired that I think I’ll have to stay in a hotel and continue to Poland early in the morning.”

Many of his fans expressed concern that the TV presenter had taken on too much to drive 26 hours straight.

“Drive carefully Martin, if you need a break stop and take one,” wrote one. “It is more important that the aid arrives than when it arrives.”

A second chimed in: “Wonderful act of kindness Martin. Good Trip.”

Last week, Martin was seen breaking down in tears outside of Costco as he tried to buy Calpol in bulk for Ukrainian children.

He was reportedly only allowed to buy two bottles at a time and took to Instagram to share his frustration at Costco’s lack of help.

“I wonder if Costco had some collection bins that people could just put donations in to avoid this situation. Help me achieve this,” Martin wrote.

He told the camera: “So listen like you I’m just 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, stuff for kids, because it’s the kids, you know [they’re] everything. So I tried to buy some Calpol and I’m only allowed to buy two, right?

“And I know there’s some kind of sick limit or limit that they’ve set that stops people from buying a lot of Calpol under normal circumstances.”

He then added: “So 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.”

He started crying, adding, “Because we have to do what we can, right?”

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