Ukraine Reborn

Moved at the tragic plight of the injured children of Ukraine, Ann was motivated to take on the full organisation of a unique Words and Music concert in aid of the St Nicholas Hospital for Children in Lviv, Ukraine.

Inspired by the generous offer from the world-famous cellist Raphael Wallfisch to perform specially chosen music, Ann decided to include poetry by famous Ukrainian poets Shevchenko and Ukrainka as well as a local poet Harvey Gillman.These meaningful poems were wonderfully performed by Ann’s former pupils, well-loved actors Emilia Fox and Freddie Fox. All the performers including the pianist John York, donated their talent and Ann was able to encourage generous supporters so that all the expenses of the concert and reception were donated. All monies raised went direct to the hospital in Ukraine.The capacity audience in the magnificent St Thomas’ Church in Winchelsea, East Sussex UK included The Right Reverend Bishop Kenneth Nowakowski of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of the Holy Family of London.

The concert raised a record local sum of £20,001 for St Nicholas Hospital for Children in Ukraine.

Ann reunited with her former pupils Emilia Fox and Freddie Fox, 2/10/2022
Photo by kt bruce