A former Wiltshire College & University Centre student is to feature in a fundraising concert for Ukraine next week.
Nicole Medin completed a Foundation Art course at WCUC’s Trowbridge campus last summer and has family in Ukraine.
On Friday 24th February, she is to take to the stage at the Bath Abbey in a concert aimed at raising awareness and funds for those affected by the ongoing war.
The ‘Concert of Warmth and Light for Oleksandriya, Ukraine’ will see Nicole joined by the well-know children’s choir, Voices for Life, alongside two other local choirs, Canzona and the Trowbridge Philharmonic Choir, for a series of emotive performances.
All proceeds from the concert will go to the ‘Generators for Ukraine’ appeal, raising funds to send emergency generators to Oleksandriya for the city’s hospitals, schools and homes.
Nicole explained: “February 24th marks one year since the beginning of the war in Ukraine and it is vital that we do all that we can to provide aid to those who have been robbed of their peace.
“This event is planned to be an experiential concert with programmed news broadcasts, Ukrainian music and lighting design. All proceeds will go towards purchasing generators for the citizens in the city of Oleksandriya.
“This will be my 34th Ukrainian fundraiser since the beginning of the war and I would like to thank the team at the Bath Abbey for the opportunity to organise this event.”
Last April, Nicole put on a powerful performance at the Trowbridge campus’ Arc Theatre featuring traditional and modern Ukrainian songs to raise awareness of those affected by the war.
The ‘Concert of Warmth and Light for Oleksandriya, Ukraine’ starts at 7pm and tickets are priced at £10, £20 and £30 on sale from Bath Box Office via www.bathboxoffice.org.uk or 01225 463362.