'To relieve the charitable needs of children in Ukraine who are socially and economically
There is a historical legacy of underprivileged children in Ukraine, through events
in World War 2 which lead to the enforced break-up of families, through the post
war communist years, and most recently due to the economic vacuum as Ukraine makes
its long and dangerous journey to democracy.
Ukr-Aid's objective is: -'
To relieve the charitable needs of children in Ukraine who are socially and economically
disadvantaged, by raising awareness of their plight and by providing grants, goods
or services, either generally or individually.'
Message from the Trustees
‘When we first visited Ukraine in 2006 we were never more aware of the beauty and
richness of our Ukrainian heritage. We were especially struck by the depth of generosity
and humanity shown by some of the people we met who were helping to look after children
in orphanages. It was at that time that the seeds of Ukr-Aid were sown and we decided
to do something to help these communities. One of the most precious gifts in life
is to be conscious of injustices in the world and to be able to do something about
them. Ukraine has undergone its ‘Orange Revolution’, but recent events have shown
that its transformation to a modern democracy is a lengthy and dangerous process.
Ukr-Aid has been set up in service to the children who find themselves in need of
support at this time. If we help only one child then our work will have been worthwhile.’
The Apostolic Exarchate for Ukrainian Catholics in Great Britain fully endorses the
aims of this newly created Charity “Ukr-Aid” and hopes that in some way it will contribute
in lessening of the suffering of underprivileged children in our homeland.