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Concert for Ukraine raises over £12m for DEC appeal

30 Mar 2022 News

Last night's Concert for Ukraine has so far raised £13.4m for the Disasters Emergency Committee’s (DEC) Ukraine appeal. 

The event was broadcast on ITV and STV from Resorts World Arena Birmingham. It was hosted by Roman Kemp, Emma Bunton and Marvin Humes respectively. 

The total is made up of public donations, ad revenue, sponsorship costs and ticket sales. Throughout the three-hour show, members of the public were encouraged to donate to DEC's Ukraine Appeal via text message. 

Last week, the government agreed to donate VAT costs from ticket sales to the cause. This amounts to a government donation of £100,000 to the appeal. 

The concert featured performances from Ed Sheeran, Camilla Cabello, Becky Hill, Nile Rogers, Gregory Porter, Snow Patrol and many more. 

ITV said “every song in the concert tonight was chosen specifically for its meaning and messaging”. For example, “Tom Odell performed a defiant ‘Another Love’, the song that has been adopted by Ukrainians as a symbol of resilience and hope.”

On Twitter, DEC thanked the performers and ITV for the fundraiser. 

 

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