Neil O’Brien, MP for Harborough, Oadby & Wigston has welcomed the opening of the official Ukraine appeal by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). The amounts raised via donations will be matched pound-for-pound by the UK Government, up to £20 million pound.
This support is on top of the UK’s overall aid support for Ukraine, which currently stands at £220m.
Neil said, “Millions of people have watched the appalling footage from Ukraine and have been asking how they can help. For some, this has meant donating items at drop-off points across Harborough, Oadby & Wigston and beyond, which has been heart-warming to see and I’d like to thank all who have donated and been involved in the organising so far.
The other way to help is with financial donations for essential supplies. DEC can get help to people in the frontline immediately. If you would like to make a contribution, please visit their website: https://donation.dec.org.uk/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal
The Government stands united with the people and Government of Ukraine as they face down these heinous and evil acts, carried out by a dictator who will not succeed in his attack on our shared democratic values.”