Blackrock A.C. would like to thank all members and friends who recently took part in the Run For Ukraine, an initiative that aimed to raise much-needed funds for people on the ground in Ukraine.
Men’s member Igor Pashchenko is the trustee of the not-for-profit Moral Fiber, which has been set up to raise much-needed funds. They are also in the process of registering as a charity. With direct knowledge of local arrangements, funds go exactly where required. A separate fundraiser was dedicated to Red Cross, which offered people the option to donate their also if they wished.
The Juvenile and Junior sections organised runs in Deer and Carysfort Parks with special cakes and face-painting also taking place. Members of the Fit4Life, Men and Women’s sections also logged their distance as the club strived to hit the target of 3,024km, the distance to Kyiv. In addition, it was hoped that €3,024 would be raised for each of these charities.
Run For Ukraine Results Are In
There really was incredible club-wide participation from Blackrock A.C. At the time of posting the following targets have been reached:
- Distance – 3,029KM (final)
- Moral Fiber money raised – €9,845
- Red Cross money raised – €3,150
- Total money raised – €12,995
Donations are still being accepted for Moral Fiber and Red Cross should you wish to do so.
Message From Moral Fiber
I’m overwhelmed by your generosity and support of the Run for Ukraine initiative!
We’ve raised over €10,000 in total which will be used by The Red Cross and our organisation Moral Fiber to provide humanitarian aid and save lives in Ukraine! Among key projects that Moral Fiber is currently focusing on are help for the regional hospital just outside of Kyiv where the injured civilians are being treated. Besides, we’re procuring medical supplies for the oncology department of a hospital in Lviv where mothers and children are being treated.
We keep the fundraiser open, so you’re still welcome to make your donation and help save lives in Ukraine!
Not Over Yet
Needless to say, humanitarian efforts are ongoing across Ukraine and internationally, with displaced residents requiring accommodation among other things. If you are in need or know anyone who is, please see local council Dun Laoghaire Rathdown’s frequently asked questions for displaced Ukrainian nationals.
Separately, Igor is collecting longer-lasting supplies such as pasta, flour, dried fruit etc. to go straight to the United Ukraine shelter in Chernivtsi. More information on that can be found here.
Blackrock A.C. will continue to help where possible too, so please keep an eye on our channels for further updates.