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Weʼre raising £5,000 to show support from the wider UK cinema industry for our colleagues and all others in need as a result of the war in Ukraine.

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We have all watched with increasing horror and a sense of helplessness the unfolding situation in Ukraine following the invasion by Russia.

Many have already donated to international relief efforts co-ordinated by the Disasters Emergency Committee, the Red Cross and others, all doing great work to help those in Ukraine affected by the conflict. Of course we are already seeing people in the UK following those in a large number of other European territories in opening up their homes to refugees.

UK cinemas are already playing their part, with fund-raising preview screenings of the Swiss-Ukrainian film 'Olga' taking place in hundreds of cinemas now and across the coming weeks.

But we also wanted to provide an opportunity for those working in the wider cinema sector to help individuals and their families in our industry that are impacted.

On the advice of the national Ukrainian cinema trade body, all donations made will be directed to the Fedir Shpyg Charitable Foundation, which has long-standing experience in providing targeted charitable assistance. Beneficiaries will include those working in the Ukrainian cinema industry, their families and others affected by the conflict.

This is an opportunity for all of those working in the cinema sector to show their solidarity with colleagues in Ukraine at a time of extraordinary need.

Please donate by clicking the 'give now' button at the top of the screen. Thank you for any support you can provide.

More information from the Union of Cinema Theatres of Ukraine can be found here.

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    • Chris Connett

      Chris Connett

      Jun 28, 2022

      With love and hope.


    • Patrick von Sychowski

      Patrick von Sychowski

      May 31, 2022

      True heroes are not just on the big screen. Slava Ukraini!


    • Dominion, Edinburgh

      Dominion, Edinburgh

      May 7, 2022


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      May 5, 2022


    • Mark Cunningham

      Mark Cunningham

      May 5, 2022

      Glad to be able to help a little as the news is still so bad.


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      May 5, 2022


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      May 3, 2022

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    Grainne Clarke

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    In discussion with the Union of Cinemas of Ukraine, the Event Cinema Association and the UK Cinema Association – supported by colleagues at the digital creative studio Powster – have set up this donation page under the banner of Cinemas for Ukraine.

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