31st July 2022 at Hyde Park, London
Freedom Run initiative raised £69 463. Having tangible and immediate impact with transparent allocations of the funds was our major ambition. With the below, Freedom Runners & Supporters can learn precisely how the donations help Ukraine to overcome the ongoing war
Special credit to 31for31 Initiative
With the support of the Embassy of Ukraine to the UK
From launch to completion of the event
Freedom Run supporters
Partner charities assisting Ukraine
Hereby we aim to provide an exhaustive list of purchases and initiatives, which every participant & supporter of the Freedom Run has contributed towards. We strive to make the allocation of raised funds as transparent as possible and illustrate how each contribution brings Ukraine one step closer to peace.
Although the event is now in the past, you still have a chance to donate via freedomrun.uk under “donate without running” or directly to our partner charities on their respective websites.
Razom was born out of the Revolution of Dignity in 2014, it has focused on the War Emergency Response since 24th February 2022. Since then Razom has shipped hundreds of tonnes of humanitarian aid, tactical medical equipment and critical medical supplies.
The Ukrainian American Coordinating Council was founded in 1960s, now it provides support to defence units in Ukraine. The UACC has received a special license for regulated, military-grade items.
EMpower works closely with local, dedicated organisations in emerging market countries focused on solutions that assist the youth population.
UNITED24 was launched by the President of Ukraine as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs.
Although the majority of people are not aware of what “tacmed” stands for, it is a crucial element of medical assistance. Tactical medical equipment includes essential supplies aimed at providing immediate help to those affected by the warfare and combat.
£4 677 allocated to purchasing Individual First-Aid Kits (“IFAK”)
A typical IFAK would include items such as:
£31 967 allocated to purchasing doctor backpacks with essential life-saving equipment
This is a fully kitted medical grab bag supplied in a tactical backpack that provides all of the essentials needed to provide basic life saving care with plenty of room for basic life support equipment.
It includes items such as airways, dressings, burn dressing and additional equipment and supplies for more traumatic injuries.
This is how many lives an individual first aid kit can save
Cost of one IFAK
Number of IFAKs purchased with the help of Freedom Run
Cost of one full medical backpack for a doctor
Max 15 kg
Weight of one tectical medical backpack
Number of doctor backpacks purchased with the help of FR
£19 672 allocated to renovating bomb shelters in Kharkiv
Kharkiv is the second most populuos city in Ukraine that is shelled by Russian missiles almost every day since 24th February.
700-800k people (of the pre-war total of 1.4mn) continue to live in the city despite persistent bombardments
an NGO based in Kharkiv that aims to provide one-third of Kharkiv inhabitants with temporary shelters. Since the speed is vital, minimum renovation standards according to MES are applied.
The aim here is not to modernize a smaller number of shelters, but instead quickly making tangible changes that allow to start using the larger number of shelters.
Scope of work includes 7 major elements:
Total number of to-be-shelters places in Kharkiv
Properties to be renovated (1166 have been arranged already)
Kharkiv’s inhabitants would have a temporary shelter
Average renovation cost from a basement -> temporary shelter
Shelters to be renovated with the help of Freedom Run
Number of people who will be sheltered in 48 haunts
Kharkiv is under constant shelling.
Frontlines as of 29.09.22. Source: liveuamap.com
1x DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise £2 764
Surveillance drone with: 12 MP 1/2.3” CMOS Sensor
Dynamic Zoom: 2x optical 3x digital
Post Analysis Metadata
Zoom / modular camera options, powerful display modes, 31min max flight-time, 10km transmission range, dynamic zoom, modular accessories and omnidirectional obstacle sensing will help Ukrainian defenders perform tasks in close range missions without exposing themselves to excessive danger.
1x AGM RATTLER TS50-640 £3 174
AGM Rattler is the compact thermal imaging scope developed for 24 hours operation under any weather and environmental conditions.
Thermal image riflescope has 640×512, 12μm thermal detector with 50 Hz refresh rate and 1024×768 OLED monitor, which provides clear image under harsh environment conditions like darkness, fog, smoke, dust, rain, snow, wood, camouflage, etc. The device is used as a thermal rifle scope or handheld monocular.
£5 937 allocated to purchasing equipment helping Ukraine’s defenders
Currently, the Ukrainian American Coordinating Council is focused on:
With the allocated funds UACC will purchase and export to Ukraine:
Both products shown herein are subject to US export regulations and require a license prior to export. The UACC is one of the few organizations who has a license for exporting military equipment to Ukraine.
Once purchased, a drone and a thermo vision scope will be sent directly to the Ukrainian defenders based in either Kherson, Mykolayiv or Donbass subject to the requests at that time.
£5 763 allocated to youth empowerment purposes - Ukraine Decade Appeal
EMpower commits to support Ukrainian young people for ~10 years into the future to help with the long-term rebuilding and recovery.
The focus will be on the most marginalized young people, including young women and girls who face additional barriers and are amongst those most at risk.
Ukraine-focused Decade Appeal by EMpower has raised £240 763 so far and will be collecting donations further before disbursing to local Ukrainian NGOs. The Appeal will enable:
£1 447 allocated to the state fundraising initiative
UNITED24 was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Collected funds are transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs: defence and demining, medical aid and rebuilding.
The platform has been launched in May and has collected financing globally for the following causes:
We are happy that you, ardent or occasional runners and supporters of Ukraine got together to run for freedom. We cannot speak for all those living the war everyday, but we believe that the above will have an impact, and so thank you for your contribution.
Thank you! Slava Ukraini!
For any questions please reach out to [email protected] or:
Razom foundation: [email protected]
Ukrainian American Coordinating Council: [email protected]
EMpower: [email protected]
Freedom Run, 31st July 2022 at Hyde Park, London