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9-year-old musician raises USD 67,000 for Ukraine’s Armed Forces in one year

Yurii Napora holds a concert in Sambir, Lviv Oblast. Credit: Sambir City Administration
9-year-old musician raises USD 67,000 for Ukraine’s Armed Forces in one year

9-year-old Yurii Napora from Lviv Oblast gives charity concerts, raising funds for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Yurii and his father have been traveling around Lviv Oblast for a year. The boy sings patriotic songs while his father plays keyboards. During that time, they managed to raise more than UAH 2.5 million ($67,000). The money raised at the concerts was used to buy quadcopters, ammunition, thermal imagers, and spare parts.

“Once, Yurii heard the story of a guy from Chernihiv who donated a large sum of money to help our army. I can’t remember his name now. My son was inspired and asked me to help him with the same kind of activity. That’s how it all started,” said Yurii’s father.

On 10 July, the young musician held a concert in the city of Sambir, Sambir City Administration reported. Local residents who attended Yurii’s concert donated UAH 26202 ($700), which will be used to purchase a thermal imager for Yurii Hodomskyi – a warrior from the 82nd Air Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the city council said.

According to Sambir city administration, Yuriy really likes what he does. He is a member of the choir, and in his free time from school and other activities, he sings for the victory of Ukraine.


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