We were honoured to be chosen as a featured charity for the With Love to Ukraine concert in Inverness on 16th November, by producers Matthew Zajac and Alan Mackinnon.
This special one-off event brought together talented creatives from the Highlands and the Scottish Ukrainian community, showcasing art, music, poetry, and culture. The concert related stories of the close relationship between these two communities through performances, videos, and powerful spoken narratives, to highlight the lives of Ukrainians displaced by the conflict and some of the organisations supporting them both at home and on the frontlines.
Matthew Zajac, who produced the show, said: “It is vital that we continue to support the Ukrainian people and maintain public awareness of Ukraine’s plight and the extraordinary bravery Ukraine continues to demonstrate in its defence of democracy and freedom.
“‘With Love to Ukraine’ is my way of doing this and ensuring that the people of the Highlands of Scotland have an opportunity to express their solidarity. Scottish and Ukrainian artists will come together in a celebration of art, love, and defiance.”
Local UK-Med medic, Andy Kent, who has deployed to Ukraine, spoke on the night, bringing attention to the essential projects we are undertaking to support the healthcare system through the conflict.
The night was a resounding success, bringing in £7,000 in essential funding for our projects in Ukraine. Thank you to Matthew and his team for producing such an incredible night and for choosing to put a spotlight on UK-Med’s work, and to everyone who attended to show their support.
If you couldn’t make it on the night, a recording of the concert is now available to watch for a limited time only! Until 5 January, you can watch the show on YouTube here.