Ukraine Week is a large fundraising event being organised by a team of local volunteers to coincide with the war-torn country’s National Day on August 24th.
All money raised throughout the week will be donated to the Bailiff’s Ukraine Appeal through charity Side by Side. It will then be distributed by Jersey Overseas Aid to vetted humanitarian relief organisations operating inside Ukraine and in neighbouring countries.
The full list of events will be updated as the schedule develops and a fundraising pack is available here for individuals, community groups and businesses wishing to organise their own Ukraine Week fundraising activities. A poster template is also available here. An outline of planned activities can be found below.
Leading up to Ukraine Week:
Saturday 6th August
11:00AM onwards – Splash Out for Ukraine
All action will start with the Kookslam 11am at the Watersplash Surf centre. This is a fun surf competition where the worst dressed and best wipe outs win. Keep eyes on the Ukrainian Invitational Team!
DJs start performing at the Reggae Beach stage from 12pm and will carry on until 9pm. The music continues inside the Watersplash from 10pm - 2am. Tickets can be found on the Splash Out for Ukraine Facebook Event Page £11/ticket.
During the week:
Sunday 21st August
10:00 – 12:00 Living Flag
Location: Le Braye Beach
Put on your brightest blues and yellows and bring the whole family to join our Living Flag photo on the beach. We will gather in a flag shape for a drone shot at 10.30am, and the surrounding activities will include mine clearance equipment demonstrations. Please head down to one of the charity shops to source your blue or yellow and support local charities at the same time.
Here is the link to the Facebook Event Page where you can register your interest.
Monday 22nd August
20:00 – 22:00 Green Screens: Films in the Park presents Olga
Location: Millennium Park
Director Elie Grappe's Olga (2021) tells the story of a 15-year-old Ukrainian gymnast exiled in Switzerland, who is working to secure a place at the country's National Sports Centre. When the Euromaiden revolt breaks out in the country, anxieties rise as her family gets involved. Stefan Rousseau presents Olga in collaboration with Creative Spaces as part of the Green Screens: Films in the Park series.
Wednesday 24th August
ALL DAY: Blue and Yellow day at work
Location: Island wide
Local businesses including the finance industry are encouraged to organise fundraisers and come to work in blue and yellow and organise their own fundraising events and challenges. Please contact Jason Meads if you have any questions.
11AM - 2PM - See where your money goes
Location: Charing Cross (The Toad)
Meet some of the teams who are delivering support on the front line in Ukraine and neighbouring countries. There will be a demonstration of the mOm portable baby incubator, mine clearance equipment and maternity kits. Special guests including Linda Bassett from Call the Midwife who will be on hand to tell you about the incredible impact that your donations have.
18:00 – 23:00 Blue-and-yellow tie Dinner
Location: Jersey Field Squadron
Join us for a blue-and-yellow-themed black-tie dinner at the Field Squadron to celebrate Ukraine’s national holiday. Silent and live auctions will create opportunities to purchase real, desperately needed equipment and resources to help those impacted by this crisis in a practical and tangible way. We will get to enjoy performances from Ukrainian artists and hear from some of the organisations that are working on the front lines.
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Thursday 25th August
11:00AM – 12:00 Story Hour: How War Changed Rondo
Join us for a reading of How War Changed Rondo, a picture book written and illustrated by Romana Romanyshyn and Andriy Lesiv, a husband-and-wife duo from Ukraine. A gentle way to introduce a difficult topic to children, this beautiful story addresses the darkness and pain that conflict brings and the wounds that linger long after it's over, while ultimately serving as a tribute to peace, resistance, and hope.
Suitable for ages 5 and up. Tickets on Eventbrite through Jersey Public Library.
Saturday 27th August
11:00AM – 16:00 Ukrainian Market
West Centre (The Cows)
We will round out the week with a Ukrainian market day in West Centre. The local Ukrainian community will gather to create a little taste of home in the form of artisan crafts, market stalls, authentic cuisine, and live performances.
If you have any questions or queries regarding Ukraine Week events or an event you or your organisation are organising, please contact Caro Ramsay@ firstname.lastname@example.org