The Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ) has revealed that it has surpassed the donation target for its recent fundraising effort.

It has been aiming to raise £10,000 for Oxfam’s India Covid-19 Appeal since launching the call for donations in early May.

The jewellery industry has contributed to raising a total currently standing at £10,291, with an additional £1,662.50 from Gift Aid.

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Michael Aldridge, chairman of the CMJ, said: “We are delighted with the response we had from across the industry – the whole jewellery trade has come together and demonstrated its generosity and willingness to help those in need.

“We would like to thank everyone who has made a donation – Oxfam will already be spending the money on those who are in such desperate need of medical equipment and help in their communities.”

Oxfam’s current charity work in India is helping the Indian government to distribute PPE to frontline health workers. It is also helping to fund oxygen cylinders and other equipment for hospitals and health centres. Oxfam is also helping on a community level, providing food, hygiene kits and handwashing facilities to the poorest and most vulnerable families.

The fundraising page remains open for anyone still wishing to make a donation at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cmj-india-covid.