Trubin and Bondarenko visited the Shelter Centre in Lviv
Saturday, September 3, 2022
Shakhtar players talked to the Shelter Centre guests and trained with children from Come On, Let’s Play!
On September 3, the Miners Anatolii Trubin and Artem Bondarenko visited Shakhtar Shelter Centre at Arena Lviv. People from various regions of Ukraine suffered from hostilities have been finding a temporary shelter here for five months already. Players spoke to the internally displaced persons, expressed support and made a little photo session with everyone interested.
– We came to meet people who lost their homes because of war, people who were left without anything. FC Shakhtar organizes a temporary shelter for them. This is a good idea and I am glad that our club helps these people. There are all necessary conditions for temporary residence: a lot of sleeping accommodations, good nutrition, medical supplies, even a doctor. One of the most impressive things is communication between people uniting them.
Also Artem Bondarenko and Anatolii Trubin took part in one of the Come On, Let’s Play! training sessions held at the Arena Lviv. Internally displaced and local children have the opportunity to do the thing they love for free, play football, thanks to Shakhtar Social foundation and the project partner DTEK. Shakhtar ex-goalkeeper Artem Tetenko holds training session for children in this location. He managed that particular session where the first team players were actively participated in. Trubin and Bondarenko awarded children with presents, gave autographs and made photos after the training session.
Anatolii Trubin, Shakhtar goalkeeper:
– We met with children who were forced to leave their homes and now they are living here. We played football with them. I hope we gave them some positive emotions, took pictures with them and their parents. I think everyone got distracted. I think that Shakhtar Shelter Centre is very important, because it helps people in difficult situations. They need this support.
We want to remind that Shakhtar Shelter Centre at the Arena Lviv was opened on April 9 this year and accepted more than one thousand displaced persons from different areas of Ukraine. There are more than 200 permanent residents here.
We want to note that from February 24 to August 1, SCM businesses, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation and FC Shakhtar have granted UAH 3 billion or about USD 100 million to help Ukraine and Ukrainians, with the amount increasing daily. Humanitarian aid has already reached over 11 million people throughout the country.