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Mark Vitow Joins Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) Ukraine Appeal

 In Mark Vitow News, Plumbing and Heating Industry

Mark Vitow Ltd has joined the Builder’s Merchant Federation (BMF) national initiative to help raise vital funds to support those affected by the war in Ukraine with a donation of £2500.

Heavy fighting, shelling and air strikes across Ukraine have had devastating consequences. Over 2 million people, mostly women and children have fled Ukraine, with over 1.2 million crossing the border into Poland.  Hungry, exhausted and traumatised, people are in urgent need of food, water and shelter. People are losing their homes and lives, essential services like water and healthcare have been hit and temperatures have dropped below zero.

A dedicated Just Giving page has been set up to rise vital funds at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/builders-merchants-federation-ltd

£10 could provide essential hygiene supplies for one person for one month
£20 could provide emergency food for one person for one month
£50 could provide blankets for 4 families to keep them warm
£80 could provide essential hygiene supplies for 8 people for one month
£100 could provide emergency food to a family of 5 for one month
£300 could provide blankets for 24 families to keep them warm

BMF CEO, John Newcomb, is also co-ordinating a pan-European approach, calling for support from the building materials industry across the Continent. John said: “We’ve been told by our contact in Kyiv that warm clothing is one of the things which is urgently required. Our members play a key role in the community and the unique nature of their work, and their stock of equipment such as workwear, puts them in a good position to help get much needed supplies over to Ukraine.

ActionAid has provided a suite of materials and fundraising ideas to help you make a real difference and you can find out more about the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine here.

“The Ukraine appeal organised by the BMF has been simply phenomenal and it shows what’s possible to help people who are facing unimaginable hardships,” said Matthew Phillips, Managing Director of Mark Vitow Ltd. “Thank you to the team at Mark Vitow for all the hard work which puts us in a position to make the donation.”

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