Alison Fair

Alison's DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

Fundraising for Disasters Emergency Committee
£825
raised of £200 target
by 22 supporters
More than 10 million people have fled their homes to escape conflict in Ukraine. Leaving behind jobs, belongings and loved ones, they need shelter, food and water. Donate now.

Story

I sat in the art gallery waiting for a group of ladies who embroider.  A lovely, friendly, blond woman came in.  She had recently moved to Scotland and was looking for a local art community.  Her name is Oleksandra and she is from Ukraine.  After two sleepless nights of bombing, she and her teenage daughter, Anna, packed their car and drove all night through the mountains to Hungary.  After a seven-hour wait (Oleksandra sleeping, Anna watching) they crossed the border.  They made their way to friends in Brittany where they stayed for a month until they had visas for Scotland.  It's a month since Oleksandra came into the gallery.  We meet each week usually in her studio above an empty town centre shop (where she took my photo).  In a month, her English is greatly improved and her daughter settled into a local high school.

About the campaign

More than 10 million people have fled their homes to escape conflict in Ukraine. Leaving behind jobs, belongings and loved ones, they need shelter, food and water. Donate now.

About the charity

Disasters Emergency Committee

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At times of overseas emergency, the DEC brings together a unique alliance of the UK's aid, corporate, public and broadcasting sectors to rally the nation's compassion, and ensure that funds raised go to DEC agencies best placed to deliver effective and timely relief to people most in need.

Donation summary

Total raised
£825.00
+ £77.50 Gift Aid
Online donations
£435.00
Offline donations
£390.00

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