Friday 18 March, 2022
Goldsmiths support people of Ukraine
We are proud to be alongside the City of London Corporation and fellow Livery companies in donating to charities supporting the people of Ukraine. Our hearts go out to all those affected by the tragic events we are witnessing.
Our donation of £50,000 to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) (made on 4 March) will go towards providing food, water, shelter and healthcare to refugees and displaced families. The donation was made from our 1327 Fund, a dedicated fund to which members of the Goldsmiths’ Company contribute – normally in support of our charity partners and our craft and trade of jewellers and silversmiths. The decision to use the fund beyond these purposes is indicative of the nature of the crisis in Ukraine. We felt it right that today’s Goldsmiths would wish to contribute and join so many others in helping to alleviate the suffering of the people of Ukraine.
We chose DEC because it brings together 15 leading UK aid charities to raise funds quickly and efficiently and provide humanitarian support when large-scale disasters hit countries without the capacity to respond.
(Dame Lynne Brindley, Prime Warden)