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raised of £20,000 target by 53 supporters

Weʼre raising £20,000 to set up 6 community kitchens in war torn Ukraine.

London, United Kingdom

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The war in Ukraine has ripped apart communities in villages and towns all over the country. Buildings have been destroyed, homes raised to the ground, schools shut, jobs lost, food shortages and 1000’s killed or injured.

In every corner of Ukraine, there are families and children who no longer have homes. They have no income and they have no food.

Like Iliav who is 10 years old and from Mariupol. As his home was bombarded by the Russians, his mother did what ever she could to protect her son from danger. She died while hugging him trying to protect him from shrapnel. It was 2 days before Iliav was dug out from the rubble, his dead mother still hugging him.

Iliav now lives in Kyiv with his grandmother. He has life changing injuries to his legs and he has lost everything. Tragically, he is not alone in his circumstances.

Food and communities offer stability to the Ukrainians and even though the war will end and life will resume. Right now, food and communities are scarce.


We want to help boys like Iliav and families in the worst hit areas of Ukraine. To provide food for them and to help rebuild that all important local community.

We are setting up 6 community kitchens in 6 villages and towns in Eastern Ukraine. We will sponsor a local family in each location to run the kitchen and prepare food for the communities they live in.

We have secured food donations, equipment and locations. The money raised will be used to repair / restore and set up the locations ready to cook and serve the communities.

Once the kitchens are set up and running, the administration of the kitchens will be handed over to a Ukrainian NGO called

The project will be filmed and a 6 part TV program produced to raise more funds for Ukraine.


Upon hearing about the Russian invasion in Ukraine, I, as a director of Parson's Nose felt compelled to do something to help, no matter how small it would be, I had to do something.

My background is actually in media and in particular, directing food TV. I'm not a solider or a politician, nor a doctor or an aid worker.

The only thing that I could immediately think of was to make a TV program to raise awareness and raise money for Ukraine.

I have always known that food creates very strong personal emotions in good times and bad. Telling that story was going to be my way of helping.

So I funded a trip personally and I set off for Ukraine to film and produce a documentary about the 'emotions of food in good times and bad'. The trailer is below.

The film will be completed by the end of June and the hope is to have it broadcast on as many global channels as possible and to raise as much money as I could for Ukraine.

Moving forward, I need to do more to help. Seeing Ukraine and the devastation first hand has led me onto this project and I shall be heading out to Ukraine again at the end of June to start work on the community kitchens.


How can you help ? simply by donating what ever amount you can. 100% of the money raised will go directly to the cause.

The war will end and it is the communities that will form the foundation blocks that will form the future for Ukraine to move forward.

We are raising unto £20,000 to do this and we are humbly asking you to help.

£10 will feed a family of 4 for 2 days.

£50 will pay for the operation of a community kitchen for 1 day, which could feed 500 people.

£100 will feed a family of 4 for 1 month.

£500 will fund the building of a wood burning bread oven for 1 community kitchen.

Thank you for your time.


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  • Parson's Nose19 days ago
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    19 days ago

    Hector and I making food packs for the some displaced Ukraninans in Kyiv. Millions of innocent families have had to leave their homelands in Eastern Ukraine to escape the war, but this has left them in desperate need of help, especially food. What Hector does, on a daily basis, is amazing and I was so honoured to help him out on one of his runs.

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  • Parson's Nose1 month ago
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    1 month ago

    This place amazed me. It is in Kharkiv in the basement of an old bank, which is now a puppet theatre (pre war). There have been 75 families sheltering in here for nearly 3 months and every so often to entertain the children, they put on a show upstairs on the stage. This shows hope for the future.

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  • Parson's Nose1 month ago
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    1 month ago

    This is a temporary kitchen in Kharkiv. It is based in a hospital which used to have about 50 disabled patients. Since the war, it now has nearly 500.

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  • Lauren Maynard & Coley Brenan

    Lauren Maynard & Coley Brenan

    Jul 4, 2022

  • Kate Prest

    Kate Prest

    Jul 2, 2022

    Amazing work Tony. Well done and good luck.


  • Anonymous


    Jul 1, 2022

  • Anonymous


    Jun 28, 2022

    Thank you Tony and Serena!

  • Nina & Lorenzo

    Nina & Lorenzo

    Jun 25, 2022

    Great initiative, Tony! Best of luck for your next trip!


  • Simon Davies

    Simon Davies

    Jun 25, 2022

    What you’re doing is Amazing. You’re my hero! (If you get to meet Zekensky, prey he doesn’t fall asleep) xx


  • Anonymous


    Jun 24, 2022

    From a Parson's Nose customer. Thank you


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Parson's Nose

Parson's Nose

London, United Kingdom

Parson's Nose is a leading butcher in London. We opened our doors in 2007 and since then, we have been involved with community projects in Hammersmith & Fulham ever since. Now, we are focusing on Ukraine with our community kitchens. Please support us.

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