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£35,078
raised of £37,000 target by 458 supporters

    Weʼve raised £35,078 to provide immediate aid directly to Khmelnytskyi City Children’s Hospital in Ukraine

    London, Uk
    Funded on Wednesday, 6th July 2022

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    The least we could do is to support children, the future of Ukraine and of our society.

    UPDATE:

    Due to your amazing generosity we have collected more money than we originally set out to do - we got extra £20k outside of the JustGiving platform! We are keeping our promise to further support the hospital based on their needs and hence we have revised the target to £40k now to raise further funds. Today [30/03/2022] we had a conversation with the hospital and they desperately need a ventilator that would be suitable for premature newborns. The hospital said that due to the stress caused by the war, they are seeing an unusually large number of premature births and many of those babies need breathing support:( The hospital is hence in need of a suitable ventilator. We have researched the availability and found the one that the hospital confirmed as meeting their needs. This ventilator costs 43k EUR. Hence we are raising the target to overall £40k to enable us to provide this direct support to the hospital. Thank you for your ongoing generosity <3.

    ORIGINAL:

    Mothers are giving birth underground, doctors are executing complex surgeries under bridges and thousands are dying due to the lack of proper medical care. Kyiv, Kherson, Mariupol, and others are being brutally wiped out with thousands of casualties, hospitals are being destroyed and people are fleeing to the West in unprecedented numbers. The aid is not reaching everyone where and when needed and hence private initiatives play key role in ensuring point to point help in the most urgent situations.

    We are in direct contact with the Khmelnytskyi City Children’s Hospital in western Ukraine and they urgently need more equipment and supplies. The hospital covers the entire region and treats children from birth to the age of 18, including intensive care. Under current circumstances the hospital's 165 doctors also provide care to injured and wounded children evacuated from the war zone and hence the staff need to be better equipped to visit and pick up children from locations farther afield, where the roads are not in the best condition and the risk of being fired upon is high.

    In response to this, we are launching a campaign to raise £20,000 for the following:

    - Purchase of a 4x4 ambulance vehicle from Base Vans in the UK. That would be the vehicle to visit distant locations and/or to handle complex situations. The vehicle costs £15,000 and as a goodwill gesture, the company will run a full technical review and will kit it out with additional beds on wheels.

    - Transportation of the van to Lithuania where our volunteer friends will acquire materials to strengthen and protect the shell of the van as well as install ambulance lights and any other appropriate modifications.

    - Collection of donations of medical supplies in Lithuania, loading the van and taking it to the Ukrainian border to be picked up by the Ukrainians who will take it straight to the hospital.

    - £15,000 will be spent on the purchase of the van and £5,000 will be spent on van improvement materials, food for children and medical supplies that we may need to purchase.

    Prior to even launching this fundraiser, we have already received donations for:

    - protected flat run tyres to drive in harsh conditions,

    - medical stickers and ambulance lights,

    - logistics from door to door,

    - 250 boxes of first aid kits.

    There are no overhead costs in this initiative as it is fully run as a voluntary engagement. If there are any funds left over, we will either roll them into the next initiative, depending on the demand from our contacts in Ukraine, or will donate it to another organisation that is providing humanitarian aid to Ukrainians. We kindly ask for you to support this cause by making a donation. Let us help the children to be safe and healthy. After all, they are the future of Ukraine.

    We are very grateful for your contribution.

    Lithuanian City of London Club and Our Friends.

    Slava Ukraini!

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    • Lithuanian City of London Club (LCLC)25 days ago
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      Lithuanian City of London Club (LCLC)

      25 days ago

      The rest of the message from the hospital: "Today, the adjustment and training of doctors has already taken place - and the device is ready for action! We already have a patient candidate for it and in a day or two I will send to you photos of the device in use. Thank you again and again on behalf of all our doctors and patients - your help is extremely valuable important to us. You are amazing and do amazing things!!!"

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    • Lithuanian City of London Club (LCLC)25 days ago
      Lithuanian City of London Club (LCLC)

      Lithuanian City of London Club (LCLC)

      25 days ago

      Wonderful news from the hospital today! The ventilator has been delivered, installed and the staff have been trained. Here is the message from the hospital: "It is with great joy and gratitude that I inform you that the device has successfully arrived at our hospital and has already settled in its new home - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. We are immensely grateful for each and everyone who joined this initiative. You are amazing people!". [The rest of the message in the next update due to space limitation]

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    • Lithuanian City of London Club (LCLC)1 month ago
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      Lithuanian City of London Club (LCLC)

      1 month ago

      For the last month we have been locking in the price of the ventilator (oh those fx rates...), working through legal contracts, raising the remaining amount offline and sorting out numerous fx and international transactions. And we are done!!! The final amount of 50,100 EUR has been raised and sent to the supplier! Now they have 30 days to deliver the ventilator to the hospital, install it and train the staff. Hard to express in written word the emotion of gratefulness from the hospital, so just huge THANK YOU to you all - you are so awesome!!

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    458

    • Tom & Olivia

      Tom & Olivia

      Jun 21, 2022

      £40.00

    • Janis Zomerovskis

      Janis Zomerovskis

      Jun 20, 2022

      Thank you for doing this!

    • VJP

      VJP

      Jun 17, 2022

      Saunuoliai su tokia grazia iniciatyva.

      £75.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 14, 2022

      £100.00

    • Elena

      Elena

      Jun 10, 2022

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 10, 2022

      £40.00

    • Arūnas Nerkevičius

      Arūnas Nerkevičius

      Jun 9, 2022

      Išgyvenimo mokyklos aukcionas

      £190.00

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    The members of LCLC are Lithuanian professionals based in London. The Club facilitates networking, charitable events as well as topical discussions to foster professional and intellectual interaction between Club members and the Lithuanian society.

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