The Nottingham have made a generous £20,000 donation, via their Samuel Fox Foundation, to Beeston-based charity Operation Orphan to support their work in helping young people and their families who have had to flee their homes in Ukraine and are arriving in Moldova.
25 employees are taking part in volunteering at the charity’s HQ, helping to sort through donations, pack boxes to go out to Moldova over last week and this week.
Over a period of just a few days, ten of The Nottingham branch teams collected around 1,000 items including non-perishable food, nappies etc. to be taken to Moldova by Operation Orphan.
Operation Orphan’s Director of Communications, Cyrilyn Moore, said: “We’re really grateful to The Nottingham for this wonderful donation. It’s really empowering knowing that we are able to do so much with it to support Ukrainian refugees. It’s a significant sum that will help us provide things such as food and firewood to those who need it the most, and aid the logistics of sending the eight-tonne lorry consignments from Beeston to Moldova.
“We also truly appreciate the support the building society has given in terms of the many hundreds of items collected via its branch network, and the volunteering time no less than 25 of its staff have given up to help us pack and load boxes amongst other things, all of which goes to show just how much The Nottingham cares.”