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M&S suspends shipments to Russian businesses

M&S are also providing £500,000 for matched fundraising for all its global colleagues and double donations on Sparks transactions to support Unicef

Marks and Spencer (M&S) has revealed it has suspended shipments to its Turkish franchisee’s Russian business. 

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.”

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