British musicians raise £2,000 for Ukrainian military hospital  

Christina Laroque directs  Rock Choir performance

Christina Laroque directs Rock Choir performance 

2015/04/03 • Help Ukraine, Stories

Christina Laroque and Rock Choir™ gave a charity concert in the City of London to raise money for the Ukraine Aid project.  They helped to raise £2,000 towards purchasing of the Dyonics EP-1 Shaver System for the Lviv Military Hospital. The surgical equipment has been shipped today to Ukrainian hospital and will accelerate the recovery of at least 20 wounded patients per month. 

Christina Laroque is a Rock Choir™ leader and a singer songwriter. She performed her songs as well as popular Ukrainian and English songs. Rock Choir™ has achieved a fantastic reputation in the UK for its sophisticated teaching techniques, unique style and its feel-good experience.

Rock Choir™ supports hundreds of local communities and raises money for charities through performances and events.  This time they were raising money to purchase some special surgical equipment for the Lviv Military Hospital. The hospital provides treatment to patients from six regions of Western Ukraine: Volyn, Rivne, Lviv, Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi and Transcarpathian. It is also known as the Military Medical Clinical Centre of the Western Region.

 

The sum of £1,314 was generously donated by Rock Choir™ members and guests. The remaining part of the necessary sum of £ 2000 was sourced by online individual donations and Ukraine Aid funds.

During the performance Natalie Lovell, one of Ukraine Aid volunteers, presented the project to the British audience: “Ukraine Aid supports people suffering from war in Ukraine, including the injured and wounded, orphaned children, the elderly and families who have lost their breadwinners. Our aim is to ensure that those who endured dispiriting life-changing experiences during the war are properly prepared, reintegrated and helped to live independent and fulfilled life”. Everybody was moved by the scale of the tragedy and the individual stories of the war casualties who are presently trying to rebuild their lives in the face of the ongoing terror that is not of their making.

According to UN figures more than 6 thousand including 59 children among them, have been killed since mid-April 2014. There are more than one million Internally Displaced People in Ukraine as of March 2015. More than 13 thousand were wounded, including 153 children, across Eastern Ukraine. They rely mostly on private donors, not the government paralysed by the war, for costly medical treatment. Half a million people are living underground to protect themselves from constant shelling.

Photos courtesy of Ukrainian TV (UK) and  Diana Mess, Still Miracle

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  • LorCanada

    You are not being very nice. What’s wrong with UK helping the stressed Ukrainians? They are struggling against the invaders (Russians) from across the border who are there to kill, steal from, threaten, and destroy the locals in east Ukraine – all for the sake of puny Putin’s personal ambitions and dreams of glory. Are the terrorists or greedy Putin going to rebuild the blown up bridges, the railways, the homes of the local residents? No, not at all. Putin doesn’t want peace or progress, just war and self-aggrandizement.

    • Murf

      So Mikey which “ex USSR countries” did we invade?

    • Murf

      Don’t bother LorC. He just a malcontent who claims to be living England. He hates everyone and everything and wants the world to end mainly because it doesn’t live up to his expectations. In other words he is just a whinny little beeotch.

    • LorCanada

      To Michael – Don’t be naive. Putin is hard at work infiltrating dozens of countries and their governments; it’s called spying and espionage.
      NATO is a coalition of some 28 nations which must request membership and be accepted by NATO when they meet certain requirements. Many of these smaller NATO member countries are ex-Soviet satellite nations who are eager to enjoy freedom and democracy as well as the protection of NATO from aggressors like bully Putin. It’s all very clear.
      Putin creates his own ghosts and dragons, lol. Why can’t he just focus on developing his own country’s economy instead of endlessly trying to invade and cause wars, death and destruction? Is that what he thinks a great leader is all about? He should think again!

      • LorCanada

        You are entitled to your opinions and I am entitled to mine. No problem. Life goes on.

      • LorCanada

        What’s the problem? You have your set of ideas and I have mine. We can agree to disagree.

      • LorCanada

        Sorry, but I do not live and breathe politics or wars. If that is your preference then enjoy the pursuit but I have more optimistic interests than endless rehashing of wars and battles. Not my bag!