Press release:
Kingfisher donates £50,000 to UNICEF’s Syria Children’s appeal

14 September 2015

 

Kingfisher, the international home improvement company, has today donated £50,000 to UNICEF’s ‘Syria Children’s emergency appeal’ to support their vital work to save and protect Syrian Children. 

Kingfisher believes that homes are central to people’s lives and with almost two million Syrian children having been forced to flee their homes, the company has made the donation on behalf of all its retail brands; B&Q, Screwfix, Castorama, Brico Dépôt and Koçtaş. 

UNICEF’s mission is to reach every child in danger and is working across the globe to support the survival and development of children on the move. It is one of the few organisations working inside Syria and delivering vital aid to children and families in the surrounding regions. At least a quarter of those seeking refuge in Europe are children, with more than 100,000 of them claiming asylum in the first half of this year. By far the largest number of those refugees right now are from Syria. 

About UNICEF

To read more about UNICEF’s aid work for children in danger and it’s Syria Children’s appeal, please go to www.unicef.org.uk

About Kingfisher

Kingfisher plc operates over 1,200 stores in 10 countries across Europe. Its main retail brands are B&Q Castorama, Brico Dépôt and Screwfix. Kingfisher also operates the Koçtaş brand, a 50% joint venture in Turkey with the Koç Group.