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Over £40m raised online to support those caught in Ukraine crisis

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JustGiving have said they hope to continue to provide a platform for charitable causes.

A leading online fundraising organisation has praised the generosity of the public after tens of millions of pounds were raised for causes in Ukraine. 

Last week online platform JustGiving announced that donations to causes relating to the war in Ukraine had surpassed the £40million mark. 

More than 14,500 fundraising appeal pages have been created, with more than £33 million going direct to charities and over £9 million to personal causes.

Some of JustGiving’s most notable and successful fundraisers include Deanston Bakery in Glasgow, Scotland, which held a bake sale for Ukraine and raised over £88,000 for the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine appeal. 

Reuben, a five-year-old boy who played his violin on the streets in London to raise money, made almost £2,000 for Save the Children’s Ukraine appeal. 

The owner and chairman of the Hartlepool United Football Club, Raj Singh, personally donated £250,000 to the club’s crowdfunding appeal for Ukraine - the largest single individual contribution in JustGiving history. 

Those behind the platform said they are simply proud to have provided a platform for those looking to do some good for those in need. 

Pascale Harvie, senior vice president of JustGiving, said: "The generosity we have seen over the last two months has been inspiring, with people across the UK and further afield donating their time, money and resources. 

“It is at moments like these we feel particularly honoured to be part of the social good sector and humbled by the impact that can be achieved when people come together in solidarity. 

“We will always work to give power to those in need and our hearts remain with the people of Ukraine.”