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London Football Scene launches Ukraine humanitarian aid campaign

9 March 2022

Under the banner ‘London Football Unites for Ukraine’, London Football Scene (LFS) have teamed up with a number of clubs across the capital to raise as much money as possible for the on-going relief efforts in Ukraine.

The country and its people have been left devastated by Russia’s invasion with 2m refugees and more than 1,000 civilian casualties since the conflict began on 24th February.

With this in mind, the community-focused website is urging all clubs, players and fans to raise as much money as possible for registered charity British-Ukrainian Aid through the likes of matchday bucket collections, raffle prizes, auctions and a JustGiving Fundraising Page.

London Football Scene’s Editor-in-Chief Blake Welton said: “We have all seen the images of bombings, reports of loss of life and mass exodus of refugees trying to escape the conflict in Ukraine and wondered how we can help those involved…

“Football is a great leveller, with its power more likely to see people come together and unite in the darkest of times.

“Whatever team you support, football is about community and right now one part of it needs us more than ever.

“Through London Football Scene, I am proud to be able to mobilise and unite our wonderful football clubs for such a worthy, important and urgent effort.”

Stepan Luczka, from the UK Ukrainian Sports Supporters Club (UKUSSC) and the Luton Branch of the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain (AUGB) added: “Sometimes it’s the worst of tragedies that brings out the best in humanity.

“People say sports and politics shouldn’t mix but it’s unbelievable how sport can raise awareness and when it's war and civilians dying, to be honest, politics go out the window and we should focus on the human element before anything else.”

Read more from Stepan in our Campaign Story - “It’s unbelievable how sport can raise awareness” – football unites to offer support to the people of Ukraine.

A bucket collection has been confirmed ahead of Leyton Orient’s home game against Rochdale on Saturday 19th March, with another planned for a QPR home game in due course.

For all online donations, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/londonfootballunitesforukraine

More fundraising activities and events will be announced in due course – please continue to follow www.londonfootballscene.co.uk, Facebook: LDNFootieScene and Twitter: @LDNFootieScene.


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