Illustration: Andriy Soroka (c) 2022

Update on Hales Gallery fundraising initiative

It’s been a month since the launch of the Stand With Ukraine fundraising exhibition and OVR (Online Viewing Room) initiated and implemented by Hales Gallery, with the support of the British Ukrainian Society.

We are delighted to report that it has been a great success, and is projected to raise almost £100,000 in sales, the money from which will be going to charities and volunteers working on the ground in Ukraine.


Organisers are currently dispersing the funds received across the 4 challenge areas that were identified at the start of the fundraiser:

- Ukrainian Ministry of Health x The Red Cross Ukraine
Meeting the needs of hospitals and emergency care facilities, which are the first to provide assistance to the wounded.

- Unicef Ukraine Relief
Ensuring safety and wellbeing of children affected by conflict.

- 280 Days Charity Fund
Supporting expectant mothers and new-born babies, providing medical care, advice and necessary supplies, especially to those without access to critical maternal healthcare.

- Volunteers
We will also be purchasing medical supplies to go directly to volunteers working on the ground in Ukraine.


We want to express our gratitude to all the artists and galleries who have donated works to this project – every artist’s and gallery’s support was crucial to this success. The raised funds will make an enormous difference.

For full list of artists and galleries which participated in the project, please follow the link: