Yorkshire Building Society has announced that it is making a £50,000 donation to the Disasters Emergency Committee's (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

Stephen White, Interim Chief Executive of Yorkshire Building Society, said:

Like most people in the UK I have watched the horrific events in Ukraine and the ensuing humanitarian crisis that is unfolding.

Our purpose at Yorkshire Building Society is to provide real help with real life. As the world changes our purpose remains.

The priority in Ukraine now is to help people with access to clean water, health care, and immediate support. That is why I am proud we can make this donation of £50,000 to the DEC Ukraine Appeal.

The experts in organisations like the DEC are clear that in these circumstances, right here, right now, immediate financial support for their efforts on the ground is what will make the most difference. We can step up to provide real help with that, so we will.

There is now an urgent need to make sure the donations of essential supplies people have generously made in the UK can get to where they need to be. To support this, Yorkshire Building Society has announced its unrestricting the causes colleagues can support through its paid volunteering scheme, which allocates each employee 31 hours paid leave every year, between now and Easter to give practical help, sorting and packing donations in support of Ukraine. 

If you wish to donate to the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian appeal please visit DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal | Disasters Emergency Committee

All information correct at time of publication.