UK-listed wealth management firm Quilter is donating £100,000 to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, in response to the crisis in Ukraine and the Russian invasion.
The money will be funnelled to 15 UK aid charities specialising in humanitarian aid and disaster response. The appeal will focus on helping the half a million people that have been forced to flee their homes to escape the conflict in Ukraine and provide shelter, food and water, medical assistance and trauma care. Sadly, there have also been increasing reports of racism against people who are being refused access to aid and to move across the border to safety, something which the DEC is also trying to alleviate.
Quilter’s charity, the Quilter Foundation, has in the past provided grants to support young people in local community as well as emergency appeals in the UK and abroad.
Paul Feeney (pictured), chief executive of Quilter and chair of Quilter Foundation, said: “Many of us, myself included, have felt a shared sense of horror over the terrible events unfolding in Ukraine, and the resulting humanitarian crisis.
“It is vital that businesses in the UK come together swiftly to assist in efforts to provide humanitarian relief to those remaining in Ukraine and those fleeing the conflict. I’m therefore pleased that the Quilter Foundation is able to help support this appeal from the Disasters Emergency Committee.
“We wholeheartedly condemn the use of violence against Ukraine and its citizens, and on behalf of everyone at Quilter I wish to convey our support for the people of Ukraine.”
Quilter has also pledged to match funds raised by employees donating to the appeal and those made online up to £20,000.
Donations can be made to Quilter’s DEC Ukraine Appeal fundraising here: The Quilter Foundation – DEC Appeal Ukraine Crisis – JustGiving.
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