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Business rockers increase practically £50k for Ukraine

Monetary Planners and main business figures who organised a charity rock live performance and public sale to assist Ukrainian refugees have to this point raised practically £50,000  – £10,000 greater than the goal.

The organisers of ‘Rock for Ukraine’ have urged anybody who has not but donated to take action now to assist them beat the £50,000 mark.

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The organisers hailed the occasion, which occurred final week within the Metropolis of London at Stationer’s Corridor, as a “good” evening.

Highlights embrace a rock gig by proficient business band ‘Client Obligation’ and songs from Ukrainian refugees. Client Obligation is comprised of well-known business personalties; Chris Budd, Ian Beestin, Jenny Smyth, Nigel Ross-Scott and Mark Polson.

Monetary Planner and co-organiser Phil Billingham, founding father of Perceptive Planning, stated: “I feel its truthful to say that the evening itself went brilliantly. From the standard of the venue, and the kindness of their workers, to the passion of each the band and the viewers, the vitality ranges had been implausible.

“The probably surprising stars had been the younger Ukrainian women singing, and the one and solely irrepressible Tom Baigrie as auctioneer. Taken along with the good gadgets and experiences generously donated by so many fab firms and people, the end result was that the occasion has to this point raised nearly £50,000. That may make a giant distinction to so many in want.”


Fellow organiser David Crozier of Navigator Monetary Planning, stated “One of many issues that actually made the occasion so particular was the presence of many Ukrainians, many wearing conventional garments. Along with the younger women’ superb singing, it was an actual reminder that away from the enjoyable and security of the occasion, the struggle continues, and – as ever – it’s the weak that endure essentially the most. That’s why we’re doing this, and why we should proceed to do that”.

Mr Billingham added: “Rock for Ukraine was a fairly particular place to be and we’re so grateful to those that gave their time, effort and cash for this trigger. Its unfair to single individuals out, however with out the band – Jenny, Ian, Mark, Chris and Nigel – none of this could have been attainable. And the person who drove a lot of the tangible success was Mark Locke of Lang Cat, who did a lot to make the entire occasion so successful.”

Mr Crozier added “It’s necessary we don’t simply cease and suppose ‘that’s it – its over’. The struggle goes on, and round a 3rd of the inhabitants of Ukraine is displaced. There may be extra to do.”

The cash raised will go to UK registered charity Refugee Assist Europe and can present assist to Ukrainian households who’ve been pressured to flee their homeland and search refuge in Ukraine’s neighbour Moldova. Many refugees fled to Moldova after Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine.

Sponsors who lined as much as again the band included platform Nucleus, which signed up as headline occasion sponsor. Novia was the band sponsor and Morningstar was the venue sponsor. Different company donors included: M&G Wealth, Quilter, Transact, Threesixty, Yardstick, the lang cat, Abrdn.

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