BBC’s Martin Roberts delivers supplies to Ukrainian refugees in a van

Martin Roberts

He wants to do his bit (Picture: Twitter)

Homes Under The Hammer host Martin Roberts delivers relief supplies to help refugees from Ukraine.

The 58-year-old TV star has bought heaps of supplies he plans to donate at the Ukraine-Polish border over the next 24 hours.

Martin’s kindness comes after he filmed himself in front of a Costco this weekend and said he felt helpless amid the crisis that has seen over 1.5 million Ukrainians fled their homes since Russian President Putin launched the attacks .

The presenter broke down in tears after trying to buy medicine like Calpol but couldn’t because there was a limit to the number of items that could be bought.

He said in his emotional video that he was “at a loss as to what I can do to help 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.

“Things for kids, because it’s the kids, you know [they’re] everything.’

He was able to buy more medication thanks to strangers in line, but has since taken matters into his own hands, making the journey in his VW van.

He will travel 1,270 miles in 22 hours with his “precious and much-needed cargo” to Medyka, describing himself as “a man on a mission.”

Offering an update to his Twitter and Instagram followers, the BBC star explained: “Thank you for all your kind messages following my Costco experience. They meant the world. Things have evolved. Very dramatic 😂 Please accompany me on a very special journey…’

Martin Roberts delivers supplies to Ukraine Credit Twitter @TVMartinRoberts

Martin literally brings supplies to the front lines (Image: Twitter)

He then added, “A lot has happened since my last tweet outside of Costco, and to reiterate, I didn’t cry because I couldn’t buy Calpol, I did because of the kindness of strangers and also because of the general situation.” cried.

“And I’ll admit it, I’m an emotional mush.”

Martin went on to reveal that he was in his van after being asked by a Bournemouth charity to join their convoy and “take a bunch of supplies literally to the front lines”.

So after filling his van to capacity, he’s hoping to “have a chance to see where this stuff is going and make sure it gets to the right places.”

Martin Roberts

Caption: Grabs: Martin Roberts cries Credit: Instagram / martinrobertstv

Saying he just wanted to do his bit, he continued, “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 has been inundated with praise and support, including from other TV stars, and promises to keep his followers updated on the progress.

Presenter Lucy Alexander commented on his Instagram post: “Good luck buddy 🙌❤️”

“Nice Martin, good job 👌🏼 Good luck and stay safe,” said another follower.

‘That’s wonderful. 👏 Have a safe trip,” said one fan.

He joins a host of celebrities and public figures in showing solidarity with Ukrainians, with Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis pledging to match millions of dollars in donations.

The UN estimates that more than four million people will be forced to cross borders to protect their families from Russian bombs and missiles.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said this was the fastest growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War II.

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