Support For Ukraine

19 May 2022


Support for Ukraine

On 24th February Russia launched a full-scale invasion and war against Ukraine. Since then, the Ukrainian community throughout Bedfordshire, supported by the endeavours of the Luton branch of the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain, has relentlessly and continue to support and assist our fellow Ukrainians on the front line and direct victims of this war in any way possible. We are helping to provide all necessary Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine, and we sincerely thank and extend our gratitude to everyone who has supported us.

We continue to send consignments of this Aid to Ukraine - including personal protective gear (helmets, bulletproof vests), medical and healthcare products, essentials and basics for everyday living and survival of those most in need be it food, personal hygiene products, clothing, etc.

The funds raised by any benefit event or financial donations are for any needed procurement of these requirements and their transportation to Ukraine as ascertained in co-operation with our partners in Ukraine.

We would like to thank Dunstable Town Council for supporting this event by providing one of their two annual uses of the Grove Theatre. We also especially wish thank the Grove Theatre and management for waiving all their fees for all their staff and costs for this event, including front of house, stage and theatre management, lighting and sound, and a more than 12 hours of support throughout the day of this show.

Acts appearing include: Martin Turner founder of Wishbone Ash; The Korgis "Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime"; Anna Kravchuk, a UK based Ukrainian operatic soprano who has performed throughout Europe; Ukrainian/Irish accordionist Stepan Pasicznyk who toured with "The Ukrainians" throughout Europe and North America; The Ukrainian Cathedral Choir; and Dunstable rock legends, reformed just for this event, for the first time in 40 years, Toad The Wet Sprocket. The host for this show is the singer Joe Corrigan from Signature Swing.

We are most grateful to the local people who initiated and organised this Concert in Support for Ukraine, to those who in any way have contributed in making this event possible, to the performers who voluntarily agreed to appear at the Concert, and for the members of the audience attending for both their moral and financial support, of this humanitarian cause for our fellow Ukrainians.

Thank you.

The Luton branch of the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain


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