It has been a while since I posted, but rest assured our projects have continued in Ukraine. We have now been working for 12 years with our sister organisation in Ukraine, Happy Child Foundation, who facilitate our work with the disabled children and adults living in both state-run institutions and independent foster houses.
Four weeks ago our friend and colleague Albert Pavlov, of the foundation, needed urgent help to evacuate his own family of six and five foster children from where they live in south eastern Ukraine to safety in Germany. It was a long an arduous journey but they are now safe. Now begins the effort to help Albert care for his large extended family in the long-term so that they remain safe and well and so that he can concentrate on his on-going efforts to get help to those left behind.
The situation is dire, as I am sure you all know. So, please join us in helping Albert to help the 100s of other sick, disabled, displaced and traumatised Ukrainians with whom he is in touch.
We have brought together a wonderful mix of musicians who will play for you on Wednesday the 4th May in Edel Assanti’s fantastic new gallery space in Fitzrovia, in aid of Future Youth Project and Happy Child Foundation Ukraine.
It will be a heartwarming evening of solidarity – please join us by buying a ticket to the event by following the link below, or if you can’t make it along please donate using the “Donate but unable to attend fundraiser” option in the dropdown menu.
The gallery have also released a limited edition of my photos from Ukraine at a fantastic price with all proceeds going to Ukraine. For more details have a look at the “Ukraine Days” online exhibition also by following the link below.
Lots of love and solidarity, Vinca