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Businessman Steve Morgan says he is “moved to tears” by the situation in Ukraine and seeing millions flee the war-torn country.

The founder of Flintshire-based homebuilder Redrow said he would pay accommodation costs for refugees for up to six months.

Mr Morgan has already supported millions of vulnerable people since launching the Steve Morgan Foundation in 2001.

The father of six hopes other philanthropists will follow in his footsteps and help the people of Ukraine.

He said: “To see the humanitarian crisis unfold before our eyes is absolutely devastating.

“We have to stop the suffering and Boris Johnson and Priti Patel have to stop the delays.

“Offering to sponsor 1,000 Ukrainian refugees to come to the UK through the Steve Morgan Foundation is one way we can help, but we need to do more.”

Mr Morgan said it was impossible to put a figure on how much it would cost to sponsor 1,000 refugees, but he also pledged to pay their accommodation costs for up to six months.

The British government has come under fire in recent days for its handling of the Ukrainian refugee crisis.

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“The Steve Morgan Foundation cannot afford to do this on its own, but we can afford the cost of bringing up to 1,000 refugees to the UK.

“Now is not the time to delay. I hope others will do the same.”

The millionaire businessman founded Redrow in 1974 but has focused his time on charity work in recent years.

He even distributed up to £25.8million through the foundation last year to charities struggling in the pandemic.

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This notice was published: 2022-03-10 22:22:00

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