Marks and Spencer Jersey has donated more than 3000 items of clothing to be sent to help the thousands of Ukrainian refugees who have crossed the border into Poland.
The donation comes after Following a request from Magdalena Chmielewska, the Polish Honorary Consulate for Jersey.
Stephen Forrester, Marks and Spencer Jersey’s Managing Director said: “We, like everyone else, have been horrified at what’s been happening in Ukraine. Colleagues in Jersey were wondering what we could do to help so didn’t hesitate when Magda from the Polish Consulate got in touch.
“We’re obviously aware of the enormity of the issue and hope the clothing we’ve donated can help some of the thousands of refugees that have managed to escape into Poland.”
The clothing will be transported by lorry from Jersey to Poland over the coming days and comprises children’s, ladies and men’s clothing valued at more than £20,000.
Donation buckets will be available in all Sandpiper stores from this week onwards to help raise much needed funds for the humanitarian crisis currently being faced in the Ukraine.
Marks and Spencer Jersey say “they will be monitoring the Ukraine crisis and will consider what more can be done to help if things worsen in the future”.