Cape Verde, Charity Shipment

//Cape Verde, Charity Shipment

Cape Verde, Charity Shipment

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.

By |2017-10-20T11:59:04+00:00October 13th, 2017|Community|Comments Off on Cape Verde, Charity Shipment

About the Author:

David joined UKCS in April 2016, where he supports the CFSP bureau. David began his career in customs compliance at CEVA (formerly EGL) in 2004. His main areas of competency are CFSP, bonded warehousing, IPR and both import and export procedures. He has managed accounts for clients from a diverse variety of industries, including aerospace, engineering, clothing, food and children's toys. David enjoys watching films, upgrading his PC, and has a keen interest in news and current affairs. He has a BA in Politics from the University of Essex, and is married with five children.