Streets for Ukraine is an initiative by Ukrainians in the UK, some already resident in the UK and some who found themselves here as a result of the war, that is designed to raise funds as well as spread awareness of Ukranian culture, food, wine, arts, crafts and more.
Mayfair will be the centre of a series of events on September 11, which include a Ukrainian lunch tasting menu by celebrity chef Yurii Kovrzhenko at Maddox at 12pm and 2pm, accompanied by DJ Regina and a 12-year old violinist Luka. There will be a dance performance by folk ensemble Prolisok, followed by a bandora trio, violinist Luke and dancing lessons with Victoria. Taking place at The Dilly hotel in Piccadilly from 4pm, there will also be a mosaic workshop for families.
There will be a vodka tasting at Hedonism Wines from 2pm and a stall featuring unique handmade products from Ukraine, curated by Anna Monich, a London-based interior designer of Ukrainian origin, Anna and a friend, Diana Dzhig, joined forces recently and managed to arrange five van loads of supplies including donated baby food, hygiene products, clothing, and blankets, etc. for children, women, and the military.
Friends and acquaintances also contributed cash to purchase Celox bandages (haemostatic wound dressings), with a further £1,500 cash raised for each round trip.
The focus is now on fundraising activities, while continuing to support ongoing needs on the ground, particularly with schools, kindergartens, and hospitals.
Most of our earlier fundraising was generated from the Ukrainian community and from Ukrainian linked families or businesses. However. this has now been joined by increasing offers of support from UK communities generally, which has now been brought together under the Streets For Ukraine project.
Raffle tickets will be available for sale from 12pm until 4pm at Maddox and from 4pm at The Dilly with some impressive prizes from local businesses.
For further details, visit streetsforukraine.org