Posted: Fri 18th Mar 2022

Deeside based Redrow donating £50,000 to Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Mar 18th, 2022

Redrow is donating £50,000 to the Ukraine Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) fund to assist the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The Ewloe headquartered housebuilder has also pledged to match-fund any colleague fundraising for the Ukraine DEC up to £1,000 per colleague. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

With over 2,300 people working for Redrow across England and Wales, the fundraising initiative comes following a groundswell of support across the Redrow business for the victims of this crisis and the desire of employees to contribute. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Redrow’s match-fund will be capped at £100,000, with the overall aim of generating a total donation pot of £150,000. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Matthew Pratt, Redrow’s Group CEO, comments: “The decision to give to the Ukraine Disasters Emergency Committee was never a question of ‘if’ but ‘how?’ we would support the cause.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Following an internal Executive discussion, the decision to match-fund our colleagues’ fundraising efforts was made with a view to further bolster the generosity of our teams.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We also hope that their efforts inspire others, both across our communities and the wider industry, to support this cause however they can.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Last week the founder of Redrow pledged to meet the cost of bringing 1,000 Ukrainian refugees to the UK. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Steve Morgan says he’s been ‘moved to tears’ by the sight of more than two million Ukrainians fleeing their country following the invasion by Russia. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Mr Morgan, who has supported millions of vulnerable people since the launch of the Steve Morgan Foundation in 2001, hopes other philanthropists will follow his lead. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“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.” He said. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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