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Closed 27/06/2023

raised of £1,500 target by 27 supporters

    Weʼve raised £850 to support families and children of the Ukrainian Waterpolo community impacted by the war

    Funded on Tuesday, 27th June 2023

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    The GB waterpolo team are playing a World Aquatics World Cup match against Ukraine on 10th March in Bucharest, Romania. On behalf of the UK Waterpolo community we are raising funds to support families and children affected by the war. The money raised will go to:

    - families who have had loved ones killed

    - support the Ukrainian Federation in their continued efforts to relocate children from the warzone and provide them with accommodation and training opportunities

    There are countless stories to recount but not enough space here to do them justice. Three former players who have been killed are:

    Yevgeny Obedynskyi was a former captain of the national team who died in an aerial bombardment in March 2022, he had three children.

    Oleg Holodnikov played professionally for Mariupol and was killed in an aerial bombardment aged 42.

    Vitaliy Lisun died on the front line in the Sumy region. He was a state coach, referee and worked for many years as the secretary of the federation. As a player for Dynamo Kyiv he won the national championship.

    For more information and to read a statement sent to us by the Ukrainian Federation please visit:

    Pictured, Oleg Holodnikov (left) and Vitaly Lisun (right):



    • Matt Holland1 year ago
      Matt Holland

      Matt Holland

      1 year ago

      Thanks everyone for your donations. We lost the game to Ukraine 12-9. Disappointing result as we were even with them most of the game but we didn't put away our chances. I spoke to their coach and several of their players and they wanted to share thanks to those who donated. I have been in close contact with the federation who will add our donations to their charity fund that provides financial support to the families affected as described. Many thanks again. Matt

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    Page last updated on: 3/27/2023 09.17



    • Anonymous


      Mar 14, 2023

      Well done Matt. Great cause


    • Anonymous


      Mar 13, 2023

    • Ollie W

      Ollie W

      Mar 9, 2023

      Great cause!


    • Ben Sivickas

      Ben Sivickas

      Mar 9, 2023

      Good luck on Friday game & great work with fundraising!


    • Arron & Jacob

      Arron & Jacob

      Mar 8, 2023

      Good luck in the match


    • Bella Gerrard and family

      Bella Gerrard and family

      Mar 8, 2023

      Great cause.


    • William Makepeace

      William Makepeace

      Mar 7, 2023

      Great effort with the fund raising, and good luck to both teams.


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