Musgrave NI has donated over £105,000 to UNICEF Ireland to support war-affected children and families in Ukraine.
Shoppers at SuperValu, Centra, Mace and Musgrave MarketPlace donated £37,000 by tapping to donate £2 at checkout and contributing to in-store bucket collections. In addition to the £37,000 raised in-store by customers, staff at Musgrave NI also donated £1,200 to UNICEF Ireland via a Just Giving page. 100% of funds donated will go directly to UNICEF Ireland to provide essential support and services to war-affected children in Ukraine.
UNICEF Ireland has been working in Ukraine for eight years to provide safety, stability and protection for children living there. In recent weeks, the charity has had to step up its operations in response to the war in Ukraine.
These funds raised by Musgrave NI customers and staff will be used to help UNICEF continue its lifesaving work, including delivering emergency supplies such as medical kits, bottled water, maternity, family hygiene kits, dignity kits, diapers, disinfectants, blankets. and winter clothes.
In addition to funds raised by Musgrave NI business partners, staff and buyers, Musgrave Group has donated over £200,000 to two charities that are actively supporting people on the ground in Ukraine: UNICEF and the Red Cross.
Trevor Magill, Managing Director of Musgrave NI, said: “The news coming out of Ukraine over the past few weeks has been deeply distressing, and we hope that the funds raised by Musgrave NI will bring some comfort to children affected by this terrible war. I would like to thank our resellers, our colleagues and our customers for their generosity. We know that this money is already being used by UNICEF to help Ukrainian children and their families. We hope that there will soon be a peaceful resolution to this war. In the meantime, our hearts go out to the Ukrainian people, and in particular to our Ukrainian colleagues, family and friends.”
UNICEF Ireland Executive Director Peter Power said: “The horrific war in Ukraine continues to pose an immediate and growing threat to the lives and well-being of the country’s 7.5 million children. UNICEF strives to reach all those in need. a special thank you to the buyers of SuperValu, Centra and Mace Northern Ireland for their solidarity with children and families in Ukraine. Your generous support enables UNICEF to reach more people in Ukraine with essential supplies and services. I also want to thank Noel Keeley, and the entire Musgrave team, for organizing this incredible fundraiser and bringing it to so many stores across Ireland. Everyone’s efforts will make a vital difference for the children of Ukraine.
Across the island of Ireland, Musgrave Group, together with business partners, colleagues and buyers, has donated over £835,000 in funds and goods to support the people of Ukraine.