Scots brothers go to Ukraine to help kids traumatised by conflict

TWO Scots brothers might be heading to Ukraine subsequent week to help kids traumatised by the conflict.

David and Duncan Hamilton will drive a specialist automobile that can provide a lot wanted help, together with counselling and music remedy.

The pair are additionally in search of to lift a minimum of £20,000 to help with the prices and to help orphanages and shelters with a lot wanted provides.

They’re over midway to assembly this goal however are searching for a ultimate push from the Scottish public to achieve this bold aim.

David and Duncan will journey to Ukraine on Monday June 12.

David, who’s on his fourth mission to the nation, is a volunteer with Edinburgh Direct Help having just lately retired from policing and his position as Chair of the Scottish Police Federation.

Duncan is a member of the School of Advocates, King’s Counsel and a Half Time Sheriff. He has earlier expertise working in areas resembling Georgia and Kosovo.

1000’s of youngsters are ‘internally displaced’ in Ukraine and lots of are traumatised by what they’ve skilled.

This automobile was donated to Edinburgh Direct Help however has required improve work to make sure it’s handed to the Ukrainian accomplice charity Small Wins in an acceptable situation.

It would present a consulting area by which trauma remedy can most successfully be delivered, and has additionally been fitted out for disabled entry.

The cell facet is vital because it permits assist to be delivered the place it’s most urgently wanted.

The prices of getting the automobile to Ukraine and to ship a variety of important items is important.

They asking for monetary help to make sure that the prices of constructing this useful resource accessible could be met and that Ukrainian kids get the help they want.

The automobile might be working in areas the place flood evacuees from Kherson have been taken.

Duncan stated: “I’m very a lot trying ahead to working with EDA of their excellent efforts to offer help to the folks of Ukraine.

“We actually hope this type of sensible assist, working with an area Ukrainian charity, could make a distinction.

“The very fact David and I can do it collectively makes it much more particular as a result of it permits me to share for the primary time what has been a ardour of his for over 30 years.”

David added: “There’s something particular about doing a visit like this together with your brother and I’m very proud that he’s been so eager to come back alongside.

“Ukrainians have a robust perception in household and I’m positive they are going to recognize this connection.

“We nonetheless have extra money to lift although so when you can help, please accomplish that.”

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