Covent Garden Market Authority and The Covent Garden Tenants Association on behalf of the Market community set up a joint Just Giving Page to support the British Red Cross in its efforts in Ukraine. Together, the organisations made a first donation of £4,000 (£2,000 each).
The Market community was invited to make donations of their own, in order to help someone affected get food, water, first aid, medicines, warm clothes and shelter.
In a joint statement, Jo Breare, General Manager at Covent Garden Market Authority and Gary Marshall, Chairman of the Covent Garden Tenants Association said: “We are all deeply saddened and distressed by the horrific war and resulting humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. As a community we have proved, especially recently with Covid-19, how well we respond during times of crisis. When we can’t be there, we will support those who can.
“Our thoughts are with the people of Ukraine and everyone affected by this terrible war.”
If you would like to add to the efforts, the Just Giving page is: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/newcoventgardenmarketcommunityukraine
When this story was posted, the total raised was approaching £6,000. Thank you for any support you can give.