eBay has donated £150,000 to The Sun’s Ukraine Fund in aid of the Red Cross
ONLINE auction site eBay has donated £150,000 to The Sun’s Ukraine Fund, in aid of the Red Cross.
It comes on top of donations from you, our big-hearted readers, who have come forward in their droves after being moved by the plight of Ukrainians fleeing their homes.
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Rob Hattrell, head of eBay Europe, said: “We have been distressed to see the impact the military action in Ukraine is having on those who are simply trying to live their lives.
“We hope swift help can be given to those who need it most, and call for anyone who can donate to do so.”
Every penny donated will go straight to the Red Cross, which is working inside Ukraine and at its borders to ease the suffering of those caught up in the conflict.
We launched our fund after heart-wrenching pictures of women and children fleeing the horrors moved readers to tears.
With most men not allowed to leave the country, the world has watched harrowing scenes of families broken up at the border posts, not knowing if they will ever be reunited.
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Ukrainian Red Cross teams are providing shelter, food and water for those still trapped in bombed-out towns and cities, while workers with the International Committee of the Red Cross are striving to restore water supplies and give support to medical facilities.
Your generous donations will help Red Cross workers in countries surrounding Ukraine to assist the predicted FOUR MILLION evacuees.
British Red Cross chief executive Mike Adamson said last night: “Your donations will help us reach people with food, water, medicine, medical equipment and other essentials.
“Anything you can give makes a difference.”
The Ukraine Crisis Appeal will support people in areas currently affected and those potentially affected in the future by the crisis.
In the unlikely event that the British Red Cross raise more money than can be reasonably and efficiently spent, any surplus funds will be used to help them prepare for and respond to other humanitarian disasters anywhere in the world.
For more information visit https://donate.redcross.org.uk/appeal/disaster-fund
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