Joyce joins DEC Cymru for Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

Senedd Member Joyce Watson today attended the launch of Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine appeal.

When large-scale disasters hit countries without the capacity to respond, DEC brings together leading UK aid charities to raise funds quickly and efficiently.

Speaking at the Welsh Parliament launch event, the Labour MS for Mid and West Wales, said:

“This week we celebrated St David, who encouraged us to ‘do the little things.’ Faced with Russia’s horrifying invasion of Ukraine, it is easy to feel powerless. But, if you can, one thing you can do is donate to DEC’s Ukraine humanitarian appeal.”

Mrs Watson, who chairs the Senedd group concerned with human trafficking, added:

“During the Second World War my father escaped from Poland to Scotland, and eventually home to Wales, with the help of strangers. Four million people are expected to be displaced by the conflict in Ukraine, leaving behind jobs, belongings and loved ones. They are relying on the compassion of strangers to provide food, water, shelter, healthcare and protection.”

Every £ donated for the DEC appeal will be match-funded pound-for-pound by the UK Government, up to £20 million. Gift Aid adds £25% to your donation.

For more information, please visit: https://www.dec.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal. Text HELPU to 70150 to donate £10.