The announcement comes amid the humanitarian crisis following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Additionally, M&S are building on its existing support for Unicef UK’s Ukraine appeal with a £1.5m package to support the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and Unicef to help children and families in need.
This is made up of a kickstart £500,000 donation to UNHCR, with a further £500,000 for matched fundraising for all its global colleagues and double donations on Sparks transactions to support Unicef, as well as activation of till-point and online giving in the UK.
M&S are also providing practical help through UNHCR by donating 20,000 units of coats and thermals for families in need, totalling a further £500,000.
M&S said: “We are doing everything we can to support the people of Ukraine.”