Distillers’ Charity DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal — NOW CLOSED

UPDATE: 15 June 2022

We are pleased to share the news that members of the Worshipful Company of Distillers helped raise £40,000 for the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

The total was achieved by Livery members helping raise £20,000 for Distillers’ Charity, which was matched 100%, through the Big Give Ukraine Disasters Emergency Appeal.

Thank you to everyone in the Livery who gave generously.

Although the main part of our fundraising has finished and the match funding has closed, you can still donate through this link: DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

Image: Michael Kappeler/dpa

Thanks to the strong values and solidarity of the British people with our fellow Europeans, the Disasters Emergency Committee’s appeal to help people affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been recognised as a record-breaker. From its launch on 3rd March it has been confirmed by Guinness World Records as the highest amount given to an online campaign in a single week, and the total raised exceeded £300m last month. In the first six months of the response, DEC charities working with their local delivery partners are providing access to healthcare, cash, food, water, sanitation and hygiene, protection as well as shelter for people affected by the conflict in Ukraine.

I would like to thank everyone in the Livery who gave generously to The Distillers’ Charity in aid of the DEC Ukraine appeal. The conflict is not over but we know that our Charity’s contribution, matched 100% via the Big Give, was incredibly valuable marking our support for Ukrainians whose lives are being impacted by this horrific conflict.

Thank you so much for your engagement and with my very best wishes.

Chris Porter