The Union Européenne de Cyclisme is aware that many Ukrainian athletes have been forced to leave their homeland during the crisis and are now seeking refuge in other countries. They are now being supported by National Federations, friends and family and we wish to thank all who have and are continuing to offer support.
In this regard UEC decided to start a fundraiser in aid of the Ukrainian Cycling Federation and its athletes.
This initiative, a first in the continental confederation’s history, was approved this morning by the UEC RemCo (Renumerations Committee) and thereafter by the UEC Management Board after all administrative procedures of the last few days had been finalised. These procedures are in accordance with the UEC’s internal rules and UEC Constitution, as well as Swiss banking regulations.
The fundraiser “UEC Solidarity & Unity Aid for Ukrainian Cycling” is aimed at supporting and providing assistance to the Federation presided by Andry Grivko and to the young athletes who are living through this terrible situation.
With the first UEC donation (100’000 euros), the account is already active and the distribution of funds will be co-ordinated directly by the UEC, UCI and President of the Ukrainian Cycling Federation Andry Grivko. It is anticipated that this distribution will begin immediately.
We encourage and ask all interested parties to join in these efforts to support our Ukrainian friends and colleagues
Here is how to make a donation:
- account name: Union Européenne de Cyclisme
- account number: 0269-00920065.70D
- IBAN: CH110026926992006570D
- curencie : Euro
- Reference: UEC Solidarity & Unity Aid for Ukrainian Cycling
- BIC (SWIFT): UBSWCHZH80A