A lecturer at the University of Glasgow is urging people not to forget about the conflict in Ukraine by organizing a fund-raising event.

Dr Monica McNeil, International Head of Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University, has already raised more than £25,000 since March to buy power generators and medical equipment.

Now she is asking students, staff and members of the public for a free concert in the student union to continue the difficult situation.

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She said: “Of course, less attention is paid to what is happening in Ukraine, but they still need our help.

“This week, the Russian army is intensively bombing power stations and thermal power plants, so entire regions are experiencing a shortage of electricity. Therefore, this is an urgent appeal.

“The money we raise from this event will help pay for power generators and medical equipment for a hospital in Dragobych, Ukraine, which specializes in treating war victims.”

The event, titled They Still Need Our Hand, will be broadcast live music from bands like The Fabulous Cruel Shoes, D-Dad and Victor Kennedy.

It will be held on Friday 28 October from 19:00 to 23:00 at the student association Re: Union Bar.

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A suggested donation of £5 and £2 for students.

Dr McNeil added: “Please come and join us. It’s going to be a great night and the bands are fantastic.

“The musicians have given their time for free and are going to Glasgow on their own. They are incredibly generous.

“The psychology faculty and students helped me organize this event and I can’t thank them enough for their support.

“The Students’ Association has also been very supportive in securing the perfect venue.”

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