The Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ) has launched a fundraising appeal to raise money for The British Red Cross’s Ukraine Crisis Appeal.
Michael Aldridge, Chairman of the CMJ, said: “We have all been shocked and saddened by the news footage of the war emerging in Ukraine as civilians are killed and innocent families are being torn apart. While our thoughts are with everyone affected by the conflict, we wanted to do something as a group that will really make a difference to those people living through this.
“Our fundraising appeal goes beyond CMJ membership – we hope that the whole jewellery and watch industry will get behind us and support this worthwhile cause. Every single donation will make a difference and go straight to those who need it most.”
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. It launched its Ukraine Crisis Appeal last week to support the work of the Ukrainian Red Cross, the ICRC and other Red Cross and Red Crescent partners working in border countries. Funds raised will provide urgent food and hygiene parcels to people and help evacuate the most vulnerable. Teams have also provided first aid training to 1,000 people in metro stations and bomb shelters, and are supporting fire fighters, medical and civil protection units.
Anyone wishing to donate can do so via the CMJ’s JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cmj-ukraine.