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Hope Lebedyn supports a number of initiatives including the mission centre in Ukraine that reaches out to those in real need – both physically and spiritually. With your support we can continue to bring Jesus’ message of hope to children, prisoners, orphans and others. Your donation today will help where the need is greatest.

Emergency appeal: War in Ukraine

We are in regular contact with the team in Lebedyn. The situation is changing rapidly and there are a number of urgent needs. You can read the latest updates in our news section. We are appealing for donations that will be used to help with some of the immediate needs of refugees and to equip the team to rebuild and expand the work in the community. 

Donations will be used to help with:
- church-led relief and redevelopment and to maintain the ministry based in Lebedyn
- church-led relief to Ukrainian refugees displaced from their homes
You can help right now, either with a one off gift or by making a monthly commitment.
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Sterling Account

Account Name: Essential Christian Hope Lebedyn
Sort code: 30-65-37
Account No. 39728968
IBAN: GB35 LOYD 3065 3739 7289 68

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Account Name: Essential Christian
Sort code: 30-95-01
Account No. 11981706
IBAN: GB52 LOYD 3095 0111 9817 06

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Frequently asked questions

How are you getting money to the Ukraine?

We send money regularly through established safe pathways. Normally this is not an issue but in the current circumstances it will be more challenging. As such, we are working hard to both establish funds for when we can easily get money to people and identify new and emerging ways during a war to send money directly to our team.

What is the money needed for right now?

We are building and fundraising now, so we can act fast as soon as we can get aid sent out and rebuild the ministry within the region. We need the money to be able to respond immediately aiding relief to those displaced and living as refugees, without having to wait for money to come in. We want to move fast as soon as it is safe and appropriate to do so.

Why should we trust you?

We have been doing this for 23 years with full audited accounts. We have a proven track record and history of working with Hope Lebedyn and the community there over two generations.

Where is Lebedyn?

Lebedyn is in the eastern oblast of Sumy which borders onto Russia. It is just 30 miles southwest of the city of Sumy and similarly north of Kharkiv.

Is the work of the centre open to all?

The care shown for the people living in what was the poorest region of the Ukraine before the war is unprecedented. We try to reach the broken and fallen, those that live with disability, the homeless, the prisoners, the abandoned children, the sick, the elderly, the hungry, the forgotten and the loved. We show love and care rooted from our Christian faith to reach out in practical, physical and spiritual ways. A wholistic work that makes an impact and difference and gives purpose and hope.

Do you employ team and send UK nationals to work there?

The Centre is run by the local people of Ukraine. Most of the team have been recipients of the work achieved. We do not employ any foreign nationals to work and live in Lebedyn. The Mission Centre has its own separate legal entity in Ukraine to ensure it abides by local rules and regulations. It is owned by the people and run by the people.

How much money goes to the charity and how much is kept for admin?

Costs are kept to a minimum but we do have general administration costs to keep the charitable work going.  We are committed to keeping overheads for Hope Lebedyn extremely low.  Therefore, we aim to ensure that these costs do not exceed 10% of our annual turnover.

Our goal is always to fully support the work in Lebedyn or to help Ukrainian refugees and making every donation as effective as possible.

For Hope100 fundraising appeal, is this fund administered in the same way?

Hope100, the aim to raise £100,000 fast for Hope Lebedyn is being managed in partnership with Stewardship, who can facilitate collection and fundraising alongside sharing of this project on social media and to their wider contacts.

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