A KIND-HEARTED dad has been moved to tears after delivering clothing, toys and food to Ukrainian orphans.
Knutsford plumber Mike Hankey travelled to a former hotel turned orphanage near Warsaw, home to 700 children displaced as a result of Russia’s invasion.
The 50-year-old, from Davenham, was one of six volunteers who made the 3,000 mile mercy mission.
“It tugged at my heartstrings,” said Knutsford born Mike, who has two grown up daughters.
“I found it hard to hide my emotions.”
“I couldn’t imagine the horror these children had witnessed. Their stories were harrowing.
“A lot of their mothers were snatched in front of them by Russian soldiers and their fathers have been fighting on the frontline.”
The children ran out to greet Mike and the team when they turned up with much needed medicines and supplies.
Source: ‘It tugged at my heartstrings’ – Dad in tears on mercy mission to Ukrainian orphans