Sun. May 22nd, 2022

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Generous local businesses reach out to help Ukraine

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Island company ICR Touch has donated £20,000 to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to help the people of Ukraine.

CEO, Colin Ringer said: “Like many others we’ve been shocked and saddened by the events that are currently unfolding in Ukraine. The ongoing Russian invasion has forced many families to flee their homes, leaving behind jobs, belongings and loved ones.

“The thoughts and hearts of all of us here at ICR Touch are with the people of Ukraine.”

Local accountants and business advisers, Moore (South) have also donated £5,000 to international charity, Hopes and Homes for Children to stop the institutionalisation of children. The charity has been working to ensure that over 100,000 children warehoused in Ukraine’s orphanage system are kept safe from the ongoing conflict.

Chairwoman of Moore (South) Sue Lucas said: “We’ve all been affected by the distressing conflict in Ukraine. Unfortunately, children in orphanages have been left to face the dangers of war, alone.

“Our donation of £5,000 will help to support Hope and Homes for Children’s Ukraine appeal, protecting children and families right now and in the aftermath of the war.”