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As someone, who was born in Kharkiv and has many dear friends living there, I would like to do everything possible to support the citizens of Kharkiv.

Whilst many big international charities provide support across the Ukraine, I feel that there is a need for localised help, on a simple, practical level. At the start of the war, there was the greatest need for medical supplies, especially for tactical medicine. During the past six months Kharkiv has been targeted almost daily with missile attacks (as it is positioned to the East of the country, only 25 miles away from the Russian boarder). Apart from regular rocket attacks, there was a period when large number of mines have been scattered on the streets in residential areas, which has made it very dangerous to walk outside. Many civilians have been injured (and some, sadly, killed). There has not been a single day without the city being bombarded since the first day of war (24th February 2022). I am updating this website on the 13th of September, and Kharkiv now more, than ever, is experiencing heavy bombardment, whilst many people are living without light and electricity, with the continuous threat of death. At the same time many houses, buildings and infrastructure continue to be destroyed.

Therefore I have teamed up with a local charity ‘Kharkiv with You’БФ "Харків з тобою"  to help its citizens directly. 

Kharkiv is a city which gave birth to, and educated many of the world’s most renowned musicians, artists, scientists, doctors, and other professionals. It was one of the most beautiful cities in Ukraine. Kharkiv has contributed vastly to the world, and now it is time for us to give back to it.

For this purpose I have set-up ‘Support Kharkiv Foundation’, which is a micro-trust in aid of ‘GivingWorks’, a charity registered in England and Wales (charity registration no.1078770).

You can contact us​ to donate directly or chose the platform of your liking from below (the was launched on the 24th of June)  

Kharkiv Foundation: Bio


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Kharkiv Foundation: About


'Support Kharkiv Foundation’ is a micro-trust in aid of ‘GivingWorks’, a charity registered in England and Wales, (charity registration no.1078770). It has been created by GéNIA to support the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, its surrounding regions and citizens, as the city has undergone destruction on a huge scale.

The initial strategy is to support citizens through  humanitarian help, which covers medical assistance, as well as food and emergency aid. For the longer term, the charity aims to provide financial assistance to Kharkiv citizens in need.

*For those individuals who have made Gift-Aid Declarations pursuant to their donation, 100% of their donations will go towards Support Kharkiv Foundation’s charitable endeavours. For those who have not signed Gift-Aid declarations, 7% of the amount donated will be deducted for Giving Works’ administrative costs. No money goes to GéNIA.

Please contact us for the bank details to make your contribution as well as download the Gift Aid Form. Your help will be invaluable! After each campaign, with the help of 'Kharkiv with You' charity I will provide a detailed report on how the money has been spent. 

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Kharkiv Foundation: Welcome