Donations appeal

Photo credit: Shutterstock/ Paul Maguire. Post Office has joined forces with the Disasters Emergency Committee

POST Office has joined forces with the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to help raise funds for its ongoing Coronavirus appeal.

Customers can make donations to the DEC by cash or card at any Post Office across the UK.

Donations made via the Post Office will go towards supporting the DEC’s 14 member charities. Each charity provides families with clean water, soap and information on keeping themselves safe; provides frontline medical and aid workers with equipment and supplies to care for the vulnerable and sick; and ensures families have enough food to prevent malnutrition, particularly amongst children.

Nick Read, chief executive of the Post Office, said: “As the UK begins to recover from Coronavirus it is incredibly sad to see the pandemic still causing huge suffering across the world. We know that many Postmasters may have friends and relatives living in India. And this will be a worrying time for them. I’m very proud that we can step up to play our part and provide 11,500 places for UK communities to donate to the DEC.”

DEC’s Coronavirus Appeal has been extended to provide assistance in India.