HelpUkraine Gothenburg receives a donation of SEK 50,000 through Elisabet Lann, leader of KD Gothenburg. The goal: To buy a fire truck.
HelpUkraine is a non-profit organisation founded on 26 February 2022 in response to Russia's brutal invasion of Ukraine. The initiative was taken by Katya Blagodyr, who herself has roots in Ukraine and realised that here we all need to help and act immediately. The association immediately received a huge response and support in Gothenburg.
- For HelpUkraine, 50 000 SEK means a lot. Our goal is to be able to buy a fire truck on the ground in Ukraine, because fires occur constantly due to shelling and bombing. These need to be extinguished quickly to protect people and save what's left of the settlement," says Katja Blagodyr.
The donation of SEK 50,000 was made possible by Elisabet Lann's strong efforts during the company JCDecaux's annual Bike Battle at Almedalsveckan, where the politicians who run Gothenburg's municipality compete against each other in a cycling competition. The winner then donates the prize pool of SEK 50,000 to a charity of their choice.
- For me, it seemed obvious that the money should go to HelpUkraine. The work that Katja Blagodyr and all the volunteers do is both important and admirable and they deserve all the support they can get," says Elisabet Lann.
HelpUkraine Gothenburg helps Ukrainians who have been forced to flee their homes in Gothenburg, but also regularly sends trucks with supplies down to Ukraine. Items sent include medical equipment, ambulances, dry food, trauma products and first aid kits, all on a non-profit basis.
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JCDecaux has been a partner of the City of Gothenburg for several decades. They provide bus shelters and city information boards and were previously a supplier of Styr & Ställ. Together with the City of Gothenburg, JCDecaux has just completed a green transformation for 100 of the bus shelters in central Gothenburg by providing them with a sedum roof. The move makes Gothenburg one of the cities in Europe with the most green roofs on weather protection. Bike Battle is a recurring cycling competition organised by JCDecaux during the Almedal week for Gothenburg's leading politicians. One (1) politician from each party represented in the City Council is welcome to participate each year. The prize pool consists of SEK 50,000 donated by JCDecaux, which the winner may donate to any charity of their choice.