Updated: Mar 8
It would be safe to say that it has been a heart breaking couple of weeks, especially for those in Ukraine, as well as people with family/connections in the country, since Russia's "miltary operation" began on the 24th of February.
This is just a short post to say that we are incredibly against what is going on, and stand with Ukrane, and the Ukranian people. We send our love and also would like to show our support.
Here are a few ways that fellow Saintees have helped out that we would like to share:
Max Kucheriavyi's Fundraiser
Ukrainian St. Johnstone midfielder Max Kucheriavyi who is currently on loan at Kelty Hearts is somebody who has been directly affected by the situation in Ukrane,and the youngster has family in his home country and we cannot begin to imagine what he is going through.
The teenager started a "gofundme" fundraiser called "Help Back Home", which has raised an amazing £5083, more than 10x the target of £500. This is an amazing effort and it is great to see so many people getting behind the cause.
[Max Wearing the Ukrainian Flag in Support of His Country - Image: Willie Vass]
If you would like to donate, then you can find that by clicking HERE
St. Johnstone's Raffle
St. Johnstone have today started a raffle, with a Saints shirt signed by Sergie Baltacha the prize. You can buy tickets for just £5 from the clubs online store, with all procedes going to "Dnipro Kids", a charity set up by Hibernian fans back in 2005 following a European tie.
The charity do amazing work in Ukraine and you can find their website HERE
It is a great gesture by the club and certainly one that we are fully behind, all the money goes towards a worthy cause and there is also the bi-product of the chance of winning a great prize.
If you are interested in buying a raffle ticket, that can be done so HERE
Dogger Saints Quiz Night
Sam Miller and Danny Williams of the Dogger Saints Podcast are hosting a quiz night at the Railway Staff Club in Perth on the 25th of March, with attendees encouraged to come along for 7, with the event starting at half past.
There is an entry fee of £5 and they are also taking donations for a raffle. Please message them in advance with your teams of up to 4 - Dogger Saints on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (and as Danny would say, there is also the contact section on their website DoggerSaints.com ]
They are raising money for a number of charities, including War Child. I would highly recommend that anyone comes along, it will be a great night and hopefully will see a good amount of money raised for those in need.
Overall, these are just a handful of ways that fellow Saintees are helping out and we at AllThingsStJohnstone fully support all of them. It is an incredibly tough time at the moment and the support shown is amazing. Please if you can, consider donating to any of the above fundraisers.
Thank you for reading, I know this is a bit different to our normal posts. Our thoughts are with the Ukranian people right now, a massive shoutout to everyone involved in the above fundraisers.