Ythan Valley Fundraising for Ukraine exceeds USD$100,000
On Sunday the 23rd of July, at the Beaton Hall in Methlick a presentation was made by Joanna, Lady Aberdeen the vice Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire to two Ythan Valley Rotarians Mr Gary MacAlister and Mr Erik Avetisov who have been raising funds to assist Ukrainian families still in Ukraine.
The fundraising effort has been based on raising funds for heaters to facilitate cooking and warmth in the Ukraine winter and also providing lap top computers for displaced children to continue with their education.
Over 50 Rotarians from all over the North East attended the event for an afternoon tea and a celebration of the event and we were also joined via a zoom video call from our Rotarian friends of the Kharkiv International Rotary, some of whom are still based in Kharkiv in Ukraine whilst others joined the event from locations throughout Europe
The total fundraising level reached as of July 2023 is:
Total comes to: $105,500.
Rotary clubs throughout the country were contacted and support came from the following :
We also received a significant number of individual and anonymous donations.
How many laptops have so far been issued to children in Ukraine?
Ythan Valley Rotary were actively involved in a house refurbishment for Ukrainian families, and Erik Avetisov is a Rotarian from Kharkiv in Ukraine who was displayed as a result of the war and now resides in the North East along with his family.
YVR have also been actively involved in Ukrainian awareness events along with Methlick Community Council and Inverurie Rotary.
Aberdeen Deeside Rotary were also involved and were actively supporting Ythan Valley Rotary in our fundraising efforts.
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