Money on way to Ukraine
Over $2,000 raised at Saturday’s concert is on its way to community group Volunteers for Transcarpathia (see below for details). The balance of over $3,000 will be sent to international aid group, ACTED, later this week.
Community turns out to help
Over 300 turned out Saturday to attend a benefit concert for the peoole of Ukraine. Almost $5,000 dollars was raised. (If you couldn’t make it, it is not too late, you can contribute below). The event was a great mixture of messages from the heart and performances. The speeches were very moving and really brought home the gravity of the situation in Ukraine at a local level.
Concert-Saturday March 12
The Dunsborough Progress Assocation is helping to organise a fund raising concert and raffle Saturday, March 12, 5-7pm at Lions Park, Dunsborough. The concert will include Ukranian music along with music performed by the Our Lady of the Cape school band and The Cleanskins. There will be short speeches by local members of the Ukranian community and an experienced refugee aid worker. There will also be a very generous raffle courtesy of our great local businesses including Text & Co, Christian Fletcher Gallery, Cape Cellars, Oh Dehli, Beach Lifestyle, Occys, Pedro’s Mexican, Yallingup Coffee, Dunsborough Golf Club, Happs Pottery and Icon Honey, Zest Flowers, Yallingup Gugelhupf, Hot Chocolate, Woodlands Winery, Cape Naturaliste Wines and more. The Lions will be providing a sausage sizzle with all revenue going to the fund raiser. Please bring some cash and gold coins.
If you would like to donate to the Together with Ukraine Fund, please make a bank transfer to the DPA account, including the reference “Ukraine”, at
The Dunsborough & Districts Progress Association
BSB: 633 000
Account:144 424 918
Where the money goes:
Money raised will be split (60-40%) between international aid organisation ACTED and the Ukranian community group, Volunteers for Transcarpathia. Their website is here. It is an association of volunteers and organisations that implement volunteer activities in the Transcarpathian region with a mission to “provide more effective assistance to those who need it. ” This has involved assistance to orphanages, the ill and veterans. It is based in the city of Uzhhorod, the former home of a Dunsborough resident.
More information on ACTED is available here. It has been active for 25 years and operates in nearly 40 countries. It is co-coordinating the cash based response in Ukraine and has been since 2015. Providing cash allows individuals to purchase what THEY need. This provides a significant level of, self-worth, self-respect.. .dignity, which itself can be life saving. The cash based coordination group is aiming to target approximately 1.3 million people. Fir an update ibn the humanitarian situation go here.
If you would like to volunteer to help with the campaign, please fill out the form below. See you at the park!