News & Events

News & Events / Team MPCT completes second Ukrainian humanitarian aid trip.

Team MPCT completes second Ukrainian humanitarian aid trip.

On Thursday 19th May, team MPCT set off for the second humanitarian aid delivery to support the Ukrainian people. Huw Moores and Mike Ronan, both members of the MPCT Senior Leadership Team were delighted to be able to do something tangible to support this clear need.  The amazing Crowd Funding support from the 38 individuals and organisations, unlocked the opportunity to fund the delivery and the numerous boxes of much needed aid donated by our learners and other generous organisations and individuals, meant there was a clear need to get the aid to Ukraine as quickly as possible.

We had planned the journey, allowing us two days to cover over 2000km distance, with a stopover in Germany before reaching our final rendezvous in Poland, where we would transfer the Aid to be taken into Ukraine as the situation at the time dictated.  Day 1 took 16 hours and Day 2 was another 13 hours but we eventually arrived in Lublin on Friday evening.

We met our contact in Lublin and arranged the final details to cross deck all of our Aid alongside some other Aid arriving from Portugal by airfreight.  Day 3 allowed us to meet the Portuguese team and cross deck our combined aid unto the vehicles that were allowed to cross the border into Ukraine.  This was quite humbling to see another team doing exactly what we were doing and trying to make a small difference.

Once we had achieved this and said our farewells, it was time to re-org before setting off early on the morning of Day 4 for the 2 day journey back to Cardiff.

Day 4 started nice and early accompanied with the images of the Aid being delivered to the people who most needed it, our job was done, which made the prospect of the return journey a little easier, safe in the knowledge that we had achieved our aim.

The day continued in very much, a similar manner, just in reverse, taking Mike and I another 12 hours on Day 4 and then 15 hours on Day 5 to eventually arrive back in Cardiff late on Monday evening.

A great experience with equally distinct company of all the people who looked after us and who we met on the journey.  A big thank you to all those who supported with their Crowd Funding allowing us to set off in the first place and the Learning Curve Group for allowing Mike and I, the time away from work in support of the Humanitarian Aid delivery.

Back to news articles

A college like no other – as seen on BBC One Show

Men still make up 88% of the Armed Forces. There are a huge variety of roles in the Armed Forces, all of which are open to women, where you can expect equal pay, equal opportunities, and equal expectations. Develop confidence, travel the world, and enjoy sport and fitness in a career full of variety and...

Read more

International Womens Day

MPCT, Military Training Academies owned by Learning Curve Group, are proud to be celebrating International Women’s Day. MPCT utilise the military mindset to teach and help learners take control of their lives and put them on the right path to play a meaningful role in society. Men still make up 88% of the Armed Forces....

Read more

2024 School Leaver Keep in Touch Days

β€˜Keep in Touch’ Days will be held on Friday 22nd March 2024, Friday 26th April 2024, Friday 31st May 2024 and Friday 19th July 2024. Starting at 13:00 and finishing at 14:15. To book your place please call Learner Support on 0330 111 3939 or email Take your chance to find out all you...

Read more

Graduation & Open Day Celebration.

Join your local MPCT Academy for an exciting day of Celebration! MPCT are hosting an awards ceremony on the πŸ­πŸ°π˜π—΅ 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟬𝟡:𝟰𝟱-𝟭𝟯:𝟬𝟬 to celebrate our learners successes and achievements. *Some academy open day celebration dates & times differ – please see detail on booking form or letters that have been sent home. Alongside this we...

Read more

Secretary Of State for Wales Revisits His Old Training Barracks to Experience Today’s Training for Future Soldiers

Today, Welsh Secretary, David TC Davies visited the MPCT Newport Academy to gain an insight into the alternative educational opportunities for adults and young people in Wales. Revisiting his former training barracks, the Welsh Secretary was keen to see how MPCT used the facilities to train the next generation of soldiers and individuals in the...

Read more

MPCT 10 Mile Log Run

This October our academies will be taking part in a 10 mile run with all proceeds going to Motivation & Learning Trust. For our main charity fundraising event for the Motivation & Learning Trust (MLT) we will be celebrating the 10th year of our very own MLT. The MLT over the last 10 years has...

Read more