1969. Steven Carr
Steven Carr, from Perth, has given support to hundreds of children in the Ukrainian city of Dnipropertrvovsk through his charity ‘Dnipro Kids’.
Steven visited Dnipropertrvovsk, Ukraine’s third largest city, in 2005 as part of a UEFA Cup trip with Hibernian FC, when he and fellow football fans helped organise a charitable collection for some local orphans. Wanting to continue to offer support after the visit, he set up ‘Dnipro Kids’, which has since grown and offers a sponsorship scheme as well as donations of clothing and other essential items. Following the Russian invasion, Steven has further stepped up his efforts to support Ukrainian orphanages, and has personally helped rescue 50 children from Ukraine and find them homes in the UK.
“I have been very privileged to have been involved in the lives of so many fantastic Ukrainian children over so many years, and to have been recognised for such a prestigious award for doing that work is very humbling. We now have 56 of our ‘Dnipro Kids’ safe in the UK, and I will be sharing this award with them. Thank you for thinking of us.”