Film screening in Harborough raises almost £900 to support the people of Ukraine

Cinemas all over the UK have united behind Ukraine with a series of preview charity screenings of Olga – the moving story of a gifted Ukrainian gymnastic star forced to train in exile

By Red Williams
Monday, 21st March 2022, 5:00 pm
Some 77 people went along to see the special showing of Olga at Harborough Theatre on Saturday (March 19).
Some 77 people went along to see the special showing of Olga at Harborough Theatre on Saturday (March 19).

Almost £900 has been raised to support the people of war-torn Ukraine after a gripping film about a Ukrainian gymnast was screened in Market Harborough.

Some 77 people went along to see the special showing of Olga at Harborough Theatre on Saturday (March 19).

Cinemas all over the UK have united behind Ukraine with a series of preview charity screenings of Olga – the moving story of a gifted Ukrainian gymnastic star forced to train in exile.

Some 77 people went along to see the special showing of Olga at Harborough Theatre on Saturday (March 19).

Octagon Films, which staged the event, said they generated a total of £860 for the Red Cross DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

“As Chair of Octagon Films, I'd like to thank our audience for being so generous and, of course, Octagon's volunteers, without whom this event would not have been possible,” said Peter Mitchell.