Swansea City and John Pye’s match issue shirt auction raises more than £2,000 for Ukraine appeal
Swansea City and John Pye Auctions raised £2,307 for the Ukraine appeal through the auction of match issue shirts from the home Championship match against Fulham earlier this month.
John Pye have kindly pledged to match the amount raised, bringing the final total to £4,614. This will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian appeal to support their fantastic work.
DEC charities are based in Ukraine and neighbouring countries and are working to meet the needs of all refugees and displaced people. According to their website, more than three million people have already been forced to flee their homes due to the conflict, and up to 18 million people are set to be affected.
Donations will be used to supply people with essential hygiene products, blankets, and food, among other things.
Jonathan Beasley, John Pye's south Wales site manager said: “We’re thrilled to have partnered with Swansea City AFC to show our support to those who have been affected by the ongoing situation in Ukraine.
“Supporting worthy causes is immensely important to all of us here at John Pye, be it local and overseas. I’d like to thank Swansea City and everyone who made this charity auction a success."
Rebecca Edwards-Symmons, Swansea City's head of commercial, added: “Firstly, we want to say a huge thank you to John Pye for partnering with us on this auction and helping us to raise more than £2,000 for the Ukraine appeal.
"The south Wales branch’s pledge to match the donations is an extremely kind gesture and just demonstrates the kind of community-minded business they are.
“We also so want to say thank you to everyone who bid in the auction. The money raised has been donated to the DEC so that they can continue their excellent and important work in supporting the nearly three million displaced people who are fleeing from war.”
If you would like to learn more about DEC’s Ukraine Humanitarian appeal visit their website: www.dec.org.uk