Colt raises €170,000 for refugees in Ukraine and beyond

Colt has donated €170,000 to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), which brings together 15 UK aid charities to raise funds quickly in times of crisis. 

Currently the DEC has two active campaigns supporting displaced individuals from Ukraine and the recent floods in Pakistan. 

The donation will support essential lifesaving services, emergency housing and, in the long term, help refugees rebuild their lives.

Colt employees joined together for the fundraising efforts, driven by Colt’s global CSR teams. The campaign included a global charity auction. The business then matched employee contributions euro for euro.

Gary Carr, Colt’s Chief Financial Officer, said: “We have been deeply saddened by conflict in Ukraine and beyond. 

"It is a time to dig deep and raise funds for those affected by crisis across the world, and I’ve been amazed at the generosity and energy of our Colt employees’ fundraising efforts." 

Saleh Saaed, DEC’s CEO, added: “DEC charities are continuing to provide life saving food, cash, medical care, and much more, both in Ukraine and neighbouring countries. The response to this appeal has been incredibly generous."

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