An electric generator? Why?
It's here because many towns in Ukraine are without electricity.
No electricity = no light, no heat, no phones, no refrigeration, no cooked meals.
No electricity can mean no schools. No jobs. No normal…
If you think that sounds awful, read on to learn what you can do.
UK-based Ukrainian academic Dr Olesya Khromeychuk will be in Richmond for a fund-raiser on Saturday, talking on stage with Peter Barron, long-time Editor of the Northern Echo. She will also introduce a poignant book about the terrible situation in Ukraine, centred on the death in combat of one soldier – her brother. Revenue from sales of tickets and books will help provide electric generators for affected areas of Ukraine.
The event is at Influence Church on Saturday 13 May, at 19:30. Tickets are available for a donation of £20 or more, either online here (the site of the sponsoring Richmond Walking and Books Festival) or at Richmond Information Centre, in the Market Hall.
Money raised will be split between Richmondshire Refugee Support Group's campaign, Power to Ukraine, and registered UK charity The Ukrainian Institute. If you can't get to the event, but would like to contribute towards the generator appeal, you can donate at this JustGiving page. And if you can't get to the event, but would like a copy of the book, it's called The Death of a Soldier, Told by his Sister, and we believe that Castle Hill Bookshop will have copies.
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