Girls Run the World have pledged to support the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, which help to provide food, water, shelter and healthcare to refugees and displaced families affected by the war in the Ukraine.
The appeal is run by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), where every pound donated is matched by the government.
‘I am sure I am not the only one who feels helpless in the face of the horrifying events happening in Ukraine,’ explains Girls Run the World founder, Rachael Woolston. ‘It is a strange thing to be running a race in one country, while someone runs to escape being hit by enemy fire in another.’
‘Unicef estimates that a £46 donation will provide a family with an emergency water and hygiene kit, so if our donation can help just one family that’s something.’