Shandon musician Louise Burnet has organized a ‘Sing for Ukraine’ event to raise much-needed funds for a truck carrying emergency medical supplies to be sent to the war-torn country.
The sing-along led by Louise and her weekly ukulele band ‘Rhukulele’ will take place on Friday, April 1, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. at Rhu Cmmunity Hall, doors opening at 2 p.m.
Louise said: “I think we are all affected by the war in Ukraine; we’re all absolutely horrified by this, so it’s nice to feel that you’re doing something to help. Otherwise, we all feel so helpless.
She said organizing a 60s, 70s and 80s themed song was the first thing she could think of to fund medical equipment and supplies, including bandages, antibiotics, painkillers and foil blankets. to help the Ukrainian people. The event is open to people of all ages.
Song sheets will be handed out to the public on arrival and attendees will receive a cup of tea and homemade pastries. A donation of £10 is suggested, with the money going directly to supply the truck.
Louise explained that her friend Anne Varvill, a general nurse in London with contacts in Ukraine, arranged for the armored truck loaded with vital supplies to be driven to eastern Ukraine and received by members of the profession medical.
So far Anne has raised over £6,000 to buy items and Louise is hoping to help her friend reach her fundraising goal of £8,000.
She said: “Everyone who’s heard of it so far has said they’re really looking forward to it and the people who can’t come have very generously said they’ll donate.”
To learn more about the ‘Sing for Ukraine’ event or to donate, click here.