Reader donations from The Mail on Sunday, Daily Mail and MailOnline have seen the record-breaking campaign become the fastest newspaper fundraiser in world history and the money is already being put to good use, say the publishers.
The Mail Force Charity – which says it doesn’t take a single penny in administration costs – is giving money to aid organisations already helping refugees.
To date Mail Force donations have included:
- £500,000 to CARE International – whose aid workers from its local partner, the Eastern European charity People In Need, are helping mothers and children arriving in Slovakia.
- £500,000 to Red Cross, which is providing life-saving assistance to men, women and children caught up in the crisis in Ukraine
- £500,000 to UNICEF, the UN's children's charity, which is on the ground helping families with water, food and healthcare.
Mail readers have also posted an estimated 32,000 cheques and donations to the Daily Mail finance offices in Leicestershire – which could add at least an additional £1million to the funds raised.
The Archbishop of York hailed Mail readers for their donations to the campaign: “The crisis in Ukraine compels us to respond to this need generously and it is great to see how Mail readers have risen to that call.”
All coverage of the Mail Force Ukraine Refugee Appeal, including updates on the funds raised, news of allocation of donations, and details of how to donate, can be found here.
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