Bluestone Foundation donates £14,000 to Red Cross humanitarian appeal

The Bluestone Foundation has donated £14,000 to the Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

The money was raised at the recent inaugural Child of Wales Awards 2022, when a total of £50,000 was collected for charities including the Bluestone Foundation, Dreams and Wishes, Teenage Cancer Trust, and NSPCC who wanted to donate the money to the Red Cross appeal in order to help children in need.

The Bluestone Foundation was established by Bluestone National Park Resort to help people to help themselves through environmental, economic, and social projects in Pembrokeshire and West Wales.

Yvonne Buckingham, Director of Communications at Bluestone, said: “We’re all aware of the humanitarian situation on the border of Ukraine. We decided collectively with the other charities involved in the Child of Wales Awards that the money should be directed to those children in need as a result of the situation.”

The money will be used by the Red Cross to provide food, water, first aid, medicines, warm clothes and shelter.

The Child of Wales Awards were held in early March in Cardiff with a star-studded celebration of heroism, talent and courage of Wales’s young people.

Having been postponed three times due to the pandemic it was finally held at the Mercure Holland House Hotel, hosted by television presenter Gethin Jones.

“We’re very pleased that the awards ceremony not only celebrated the achievements of children in Wales, but will go to helping many more in need as a result of the humanitarian situation,” added Yvonne.