Ukraine-Russia War: Sunflower Scotland charity event at City Chambers is a chance to have a wonderful evening and help those in need – Steve Cardownie

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It will take place on June 17, when guests will be welcomed into the room at 6 p.m. by a pipe band.

Organizer Anastasia Bombrys told me the event will be held under the banner ‘Scotland for Ukraine’ and will include light entertainment, a silent auction and a raffle.

The auction will include signed sporting goods from local and national football and rugby teams, a bespoke kilt from Nicolson Kiltmakers, artwork from local and Ukrainian artists and other items.

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Anastasia said the event benefited from a range of benefactors, some of whom donated food and wine, such as oysters and salmon from Loch Fyne, as well as wine from the Independent Wine trading company at cost price.

Guests will enjoy a three-course dinner, accompanied by half a bottle of wine, and will be entertained by magician Gary James and classical electric harpist Tsvetelina Likova, who covers a wide range of genres including blues, jazz, folk and traditional music.

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The evening’s proceedings will be opened by the new Lord Provost, Robert Aldridge, and delivered by the Consul General of Ukraine, Yevhen Mankovskyi.

Children play in a park amid evidence of Vladimir Putin’s destruction in Borodianka, Ukraine (Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Sunflower Scotland has sent a number of HGVs loaded with food, baby products and other supplies into the heart of Ukraine and is spending all the money given to them on supplies, fuel, drivers and ferry crossing fees – no administration fees are charged by the charity.

She hopes the event will raise enough additional funds to allow her to send more trucks to Ukraine, directly to the places that need them most. Towns in eastern Ukraine are now bearing the brunt of the Russian onslaught and are in dire need of assistance.

All in all, it looks like a great night out for a worthwhile cause. Tickets are £95 each and can be purchased by visiting the website and searching for Ukrainian charity dinner, Edinburgh.

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