An estimated 16 million people in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan are on the brink of starvation. They urgently need food, water and medical treatment.
As a result the Disasters Emergency Committee has launched an emergency appeal to raise money for the crisis gripping East Africa - with people, including children, facing unimaginable hardship.
At Skipton, we want help - so we've opened our doors to anyone who would like to donate money to the crisis appeal.
People can now donate money in any of the Society's branches across the UK or by calling the Society's Skipton Direct team on 0345 850 1722.