UK Customs Solutions was delighted to assist in a charity shipment of sports and educational equipment to the island of Sal, Cape Verde.

Approximately 2000 items of sports equipment were donated by the public to the Kicks North project, which is part of a foundation run by Sunderland football Club.

Moving the shipment from the UK to Sal proved a considerable logistical challenge for Sue and Steve Smith, who were in charge of the project.  With some complex customs formalities required, UKCS were more than willing to help. Managing Director Bryn Ward got in touch with the project, offering advice on the steps required. Setting up an EORI number and the required submissions to HMRC were provided free of charge.

UKCS were honoured to receive the following statement from Sue and Steve:

“Sue and I are delighted to inform you that we have finally succeeded in getting our charitable donations to our good people on Sal Island.

The transportation and formal documentation for export of our shipment from the UK was relatively straight forward thanks to TNT and UK Customs Solutions

It goes without saying the children in Santa Maria will be over the moon with our success and we can’t wait to see their smiling faces when we open the bags and distribute all the stuff.”

UKCS wishes Sue, Steve and the foundation every success in their future projects.

 

External link:

Foundation of Light report on the shipment.