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British-Ukrainian Aid supports people suffering from the war and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, including the injured and wounded, orphaned children, the elderly, internally displaced persons, refugees and families who have lost their main earners.

British-Ukrainian Aid is a Charity Registered in England and Wales 1164472

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WHO WE ARE?

We are a grassroots charity. We believe in the power of the civil society and the great volunteer movement united by a single goal: to see Ukrainians overcome the hardships of the war and live in dignity and prosperity in independent Ukraine. All members of our group are volunteers and work on the charity’s projects after their day jobs.

OUR MISSION

Our efforts focus on supplying humanitarian and medical aid to assist with emergency and relief operations to save lives and change lives for the better. We support the victims of war in Ukraine and help those who have been wounded, stranded or displaced, as well as the Ukrainian refugees who have fled the war and are now scattered across the world.

WHAT WE DO?

We provide immediate, direct support to war casualties and those helping them on the ground. With help of our partner organisations, we assemble First Aid Kits, and deliver them as well as most life-essential medications, medical equipment and ambulances from London to a number of hubs in Poland and distribution centres in Ukraine. We offer assistance and guidance to the Ukrainian refugees in the UK to help them re-gain stability in their lives and adjust to living away from their home country with confidence and dignity. Our platform raises awareness and enhances the general public’s understanding of Ukraine’s history, culture and current situation.

HOW WE DO THIS?

Our goals are achieved by aligning UK and Ukrainian efforts. In the last few years we managed to build an inspiring network of local partners and donors that fuel our activities. We work closely with charities and NGOs in Ukraine, which enables us to establish reliable supply routes and have tangible, swift manifestations of impact. We’ve grown a diverse community of volunteers and supporters which allows us to accomplish challenging tasks, including both delivering aid and organising a wide range of fundraisers and educational events to raise awareness about the urgency of helping those in need. Check out our Facebook page for more information and immediate updates.

Dr Tetyana Vovnyanko

Co-Founder, Trustee

Tetyana has an extensive experience in academia in both Ukraine and the UK, and holds a PhD in Psychological Sciences. Currently, she works at the University of West London. 

Natalia Ravlyuk

Co-Founder, Trustee

Natalia Ravlyuk is specialising in marketing and has had 9 years experience as a Regional Manager in London based retail. Since 2014, she has dedicated all her free time to work as a volunteer and major co-ordinator of collecting and dispatching humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

Yuliya Shyyan

Trustee

Yuliya, MBA, holds a Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations. In 2015, together with her colleagues and friends, Yuliya initiated ‘Fragile Independence’ cultural project to raise awareness about the current situation in Ukraine and to promote Ukrainian culture in the UK. Yuliya has a breadth of experience in fundraising and project management.

Luba Fodor

Fundraising and Project Manager

Luba is a qualified midwife with extensive experience in Maternity and Intensive Care Units as well as in working with children with Autism and learning disabilities. She received her Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People in 2018 and is currently leading a Team of UK specialists providing care for adults with learning disabilities. Since 2014, she has volunteered her time and expertise to initiate numerous fundraising events in London aimed at helping disadvantaged children in Ukraine.

Dr Rainer-Elk Anders

Project Manager

Dr Rainer-Elk Anders is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Bath Spa. Since February 2014, Rainer has been conducting research projects in Ukraine, initially during the Maidan in Kyiv, then tracking the “men in green” in Eastern Ukraine, and reporting about the occupation of Sloviansk. Since the summer of 2014 he has been on numerous visits to Eastern Ukraine and ATO, conducting fieldwork with different Ukrainian battalions, and being actively involved in humanitarian aid projects with Ukrainian volunteer groups in Marinka, Krasnohorivka and Avdiivka, as well as to the sites of the on-going blockades of the occupied areas. Rainer received an award from the Ukrainian government for his help to Ukraine and was interviewed by the BBC on current affairs in Ukraine

OUR TEAM

Dr Tetyana Vovnyanko

Co-Founder, Trustee

Tetyana has an extensive experience in academia in both Ukraine and the UK, and holds a PhD in Psychological Sciences. Currently, she works at the University of West London. 

Natalia Ravlyuk

Co-Founder, Trustee

Natalia Ravlyuk is specialising in marketing and has had 9 years experience as a Regional Manager in London based retail. Since 2014, she has dedicated all her free time to work as a volunteer and major co-ordinator of collecting and dispatching humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

Yuliya Shyyan

Trustee

Yuliya, MBA, holds a Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations. In 2015, together with her colleagues and friends, Yuliya initiated ‘Fragile Independence’ cultural project to raise awareness about the current situation in Ukraine and to promote Ukrainian culture in the UK. Yuliya has a breadth of experience in fundraising and project management.

Luba Fodor

Fundraising and Project Manager

Luba is a qualified midwife with extensive experience in Maternity and Intensive Care Units as well as in working with children with Autism and learning disabilities. She received her Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People in 2018 and is currently leading a Team of UK specialists providing care for adults with learning disabilities. Since 2014, she has volunteered her time and expertise to initiate numerous fundraising events in London aimed at helping disadvantaged children in Ukraine.

Dr Rainer-Elk Anders

Project Manager

Dr Rainer-Elk Anders is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Bath Spa. Since February 2014, Rainer has been conducting research projects in Ukraine, initially during the Maidan in Kyiv, then tracking the “men in green” in Eastern Ukraine, and reporting about the occupation of Sloviansk. Since the summer of 2014 he has been on numerous visits to Eastern Ukraine and ATO, conducting fieldwork with different Ukrainian battalions, and being actively involved in humanitarian aid projects with Ukrainian volunteer groups in Marinka, Krasnohorivka and Avdiivka, as well as to the sites of the on-going blockades of the occupied areas. Rainer received an award from the Ukrainian government for his help to Ukraine and was interviewed by the BBC on current affairs in Ukraine

Co-Founder, Trustee
Dr Tetyana Vovnyanko

Tetyana has an extensive experience in academia in both Ukraine and the UK, and holds a PhD in Psychological Sciences. Currently, she works at the University of West London. 

Co-Founder, Trustee
Natalia Ravlyuk

Natalia Ravlyuk is specialising in marketing and has had 9 years experience as a Regional Manager in London based retail. Since 2014, she has dedicated all her free time to work as a volunteer and major co-ordinator of collecting and dispatching humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

Trustee
Yuliya Shyyan

Yuliya, MBA, holds a Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations. In 2015, together with her colleagues and friends, Yuliya initiated ‘Fragile Independence’ cultural project to raise awareness about the current situation in Ukraine and to promote Ukrainian culture in the UK. Yuliya has a breadth of experience in fundraising and project management.

Fundraising and Project Manager
Luba Fodor

Luba is a qualified midwife with extensive experience in Maternity and Intensive Care Units as well as in working with children with Autism and learning disabilities. She received her Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People in 2018 and is currently leading a Team of UK specialists providing care for adults with learning disabilities. Since 2014, she has volunteered her time and expertise to initiate numerous fundraising events in London aimed at helping disadvantaged children in Ukraine.

Project Manager
Dr Rainer-Elk Anders

Dr Rainer-Elk Anders is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Bath Spa. Since February 2014, Rainer has been conducting research projects in Ukraine, initially during the Maidan in Kyiv, then tracking the “men in green” in Eastern Ukraine, and reporting about the occupation of Sloviansk. Since the summer of 2014 he has been on numerous visits to Eastern Ukraine and ATO, conducting fieldwork with different Ukrainian battalions, and being actively involved in humanitarian aid projects with Ukrainian volunteer groups in Marinka, Krasnohorivka and Avdiivka, as well as to the sites of the on-going blockades of the occupied areas. Rainer received an award from the Ukrainian government for his help to Ukraine and was interviewed by the BBC on current affairs in Ukraine