Newsquest has raised over £33,000 through its #ThereWithUkraine appeal thanks to the incredible generosity of our readers.
Readers have donated over £23,000 to help support those affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine.
It follows last month’s donation of 5p from Newsquest newspapers sold across the UK, with the money going to the Red Cross DEC Ukraine humanitarian appeal.
On top of that, Newsquest has increased the donation to £10,000 to help raise the pot for those in need during the war in Europe.
All of this means that, as the appeal draws to a close, it has raised £33,349 for the British Red Cross – thanks to you!
How will the money help the victims of the war in Ukraine?
Our JustGiving page is a one-stop call for all of our news headlines, and we’ll continue to highlight the heroic actions of our communities doing all they can to help Ukrainians.
All money raised will go to the British Red Cross DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.
The British Red Cross is involved in humanitarian work in Ukraine, helping civilians who have been affected by the ongoing crisis.
Your donations will help an affected person get food, water, first aid, medicine, warm clothing and shelter.
Incredible acts of kindness from Newsquest readers
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our readers across the UK for their support in helping those who suffer following Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
Every penny counts – we’ve received donations from £2 to £1000 – and all contributions, big or small, will make a big difference.
A generous reader has donated his entire first state pension payments of £445.62 + £111.41 in gift aid.
Their donation was accompanied by a heartwarming message that read: “My state pension has just started – at the same time as the war in Ukraine – so as I have managed without this pension so far, here is my first payment of pension! Good luck with the campaign!”
The generosity didn’t stop there! Seven-year-old Daisy Chapman raised over £400 for the cause by hosting a bake sale after hearing about the campaign from Newsquest.
When asked why she wanted to organize a charity event, she said that she “really wanted to do something for Ukraine and get them more equipment”.
Daisy decided to hold a bake sale and made posters which she distributed at Brownies and in her school.
With the help of a friend’s relative, Daisy’s mother, Tammy, started cooking while Daisy and her friend, Izzy, helped decorate. Several neighbors also donated baked goods to Daisy’s event.
Daisy said: “I’m glad we raised over £400 and I was able to have a great day and do something good.”
Christina Glass, 10, had the same idea and was #ThereWithUkraine when she raised £130, surpassing her original goal of £12 to buy toiletries for Ukrainian residents.
Christina said: “My grandmother works for the NHS and a friend of hers was raising money for Ukraine so I decided to do a lemonade stand with cupcakes.
“A few people gave me £20 and I was really surprised.”
Razzamataz Theater School in York raised £180 by staging a performance at York High School. Pupils performed in blue and yellow costumes and parents donated £180 in a single matinee.
Meanwhile, Red Hill Primary School raised the colossal sum of £1,270 for the Ukraine Crisis Appeal by organizing a No Uniform Day as well as a fundraising day at the Red Hill Social Club on April 2.
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This notice was published: 2022-04-27 12:54:51