Ukrainians in London initiated a foundation to help children from ATO region

01/09/2014

September 1, сharitable foundation 'Children in Need – Ukraine' officially opened in London. This is an initiative to share information and assist children and families with children from eastern region of Ukraine who have suffered from the military actions.

The first charitable event was held on August, 24, Ukraine’s Independence Day, at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in London. The event was co-organized by the socio-cultural project World Pray For Ukraine/United for Ukraine and supported by the Embassy of Ukraine in the United Kingdom and the Union of Ukrainians in Great Britain.

All raised money, almost 1,000 pounds, were spent on buying over 2,000 books, drawing albums, bags, pens, paints, notebooks, pencils and school uniforms, as well as food, books, toys and clothing, for 100 children of different ages.

Children in Need - Ukraine foundation brings together people in England and elsewhere in Europe who want to help the children suffering in Ukraine.

'Childhood cannot be returned once gone. Because of the war children were deprived of their summer. Therefore, we would like to help families and see smiles on children's faces. This is the greatest 'thank' for us. Children are the future of our nation, the future of Ukraine. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who has made a charitable donation', Alina Romanashenko, initiator of Children in Need – Ukraine and co-founder of United for Ukraine, says.

More about Children in Need - Ukraine foundation activities can be found on Facebook page


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