Good evening all, following the vote by our supporter we are pleased to announce our first charity figure to raise money for the funds established by the Ukrainian National Bank.
We (Anthalonica) are covering 100% of the sculpting and casting costs for the model, this means that 100% of the profit from the models will go to the funds cause.
We will make payments to the Ukrainian funds for as long as they stay open to receive donations; this payments will be weekly. Should the situation in the Ukraine deteriorate to an extent where the funds are no longer receiving donations we will send any funds raised to Ukrainian humanitarian and/or refugee charities.
So what are we making?
In conjunction with the Flytrap Factory of New Zealand we will in the first instance be producing a model of Ukrainian navy soldier Vitaly Skakun, who died in an explosion on the Henichesk bridge near Crimea. Skakun noted that the explosive devices on the bridge had malfunctioned, he was also aware that a large Russian column at the vanguard of their advance into Ukrainian territory was rapidly approaching the bridge, a natural choke point.
Vitaly is said to have told his unit members to get to safety, he then radioed his goodbyes prior to detonating the explosives manually. We are aware that there are many heroes, male, female, military and civilian within the conflict; we will therefore, if there is enough interest to justify us doing so, rather than making a direct donation, look to make other unique and limited edition figures to raise money for the Ukrainian armed forces and people of the Ukraine.
The figure will be a 28mm lead cast figure, with previews of the model to be released as soon as it is sculpted.
How can i support the cause?
There are a few options open to you:
You can buy our figure for £5, or as many copies as you would like, through our webstore, here: https://www.anthalonicawargaming.com/product-page/limited-edition-ukraine-charity-figure-vitaly-skakun This is a great way to show support, if you wish to buy more than one copy, simply add multiples to your basket.
You can make additional donations and/or buy the model via bank transfer to the following account, this means that we will issue you a store voucher to redeem for the model, but that your donation is not hit by any deductions from paypal (iro. 10%).
Here are the GBP account details for the Anthalonica Wargaming Ukraine appeal account.
Account holder:Anthalonica Wargaming
Sort code: 23-14-70
Account number: 38389566
IBAN: GB45 TRWI 2314 7038 3895 66
56 Shoreditch High Street
If you are US based:
Account holder: Anthalonica Wargaming
Routing number: 084009519
Account number: 9600002885430300
Account type: Checking
Wise's address: 19 W 24th Street, New York NY, 10010,United States.
If in the Eurozone:
Account holder: Anthalonica Wargaming
IBAN: BE51 9672 6862 2062
Wise's address: Avenue Louise 54, Room S52
Payments directly into the above bank accounts just avoid the deduction of payment processing fees. We have preferential transfer fees so will combine the balances at our end before sending on.
You can make just as important a contribution by buying a model on our website directly and/or donating directly to the Ukrainian charities; no one should feel pressured to send money directly to our bank accounts.
3. You can make donations directly to one of the below:
Military Aid: bank.gov.ua/en/news/all/natsionalniy-bank-vidkriv-spetsrahunok-dlya-zboru-koshtiv-na-potrebi-armiyi
Humanitarian Aid: ukrainewar.carrd.co
What will I get and when?
If you order the model from our website and/or via bank transfer, you will receive a 28mm sculpture of Vitaly Skakun; please note that this is a pre-order miniature, we are dependent on the mail service between our sculptor in NZ and our casters in the UK. We would therefore tentatively anticipate that the models will ship in April. If you order other items at the same time as the charity figure, we will hold your order and ship all items at the same time once all parts are ready.
Some of our previous charity figures