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Duncan Hamilton KC – Ukraine Fundraising

Arnot Manderson Advocate, Duncan Hamilton KC along with his brother David will drive a specialist vehicle to Ukraine where it will be used to support children who are traumatised by the ongoing war in their country.

Edinburgh Direct Aid were donated the vehicle by David Neely of Synergy Financial planning and a suitable home has been found with Ukrainian partner charity, Small Wins.

David is a volunteer with Edinburgh Direct Aid (EDA) for 30 years and has just returned from the country where he was assisting with rebuilding houses in the Kharkiv and Donetsk Oblasts in Eastern Ukraine. His EDA colleague and Edinburgh composer, Nigel Osborne MBE suggested Small Wins as a suitable recipient as he has been instructing volunteers on how to deliver trauma therapy to children through music. Duncan Hamilton KC has previous experience working with NGOs including the National Democratic Institute and LINKS.

Edinburgh Direct Aid is a volunteer charity with no paid UK staff. 100% of all funds raised will go to Edinburgh Direct Aid’s Ukraine Relief Fund.

To donate please follow this link: Fundraiser РSupport Van for Children in Ukrainian Shelters (

We wish Duncan and David the best of luck on their journey.