Waitrose owner donates £100,000 to support Ukraine


Waitrose owner John Lewis Partnership has donated £100,000 to support Ukraine and pledges to match donations up to £150,000 as the state continues to defend itself against the ongoing invasion from Russia.

A statement from John Lewis Partnership chairman, Sharon White, was posted to its Instagram and Twitter feeds yesterday, as the retailer joined others who have lent their support amid the humanitarian crisis.

The statement said that White was “deeply distressed by the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ukraine – innocent people losing their lives, their loved ones, their homes, and families being separated.”

She went on to say that the donation would be the first from the retail giant, suggesting further donations would be made in the future.

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“Today, the John Lewis Partnership is making a first donation of £100,000 to the British Red Cross directly in support of their Ukraine Crisis Appeal. This will help provide food, water, medicine, warm clothing and shelter to those whose lives have been torn apart by this invasion.”

John Lewis will also be matching donations from customers and employees, up to the value of £150,000.

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