The city of St Albans is standing in solidarity with Ukraine with a charitable concert.
The St Albans Concert For Ukraine on April 30 is a community event seeking to raise money to feed Ukrainian civilians who are suffering bombardment from Russian forces, more than a year after the initial invasion.
The concert’s organisers, Elaine Saunders and Matthew Clarke, have worked closely with the Food For All (FFA) charity, who are feeding hundreds of people at the war’s hot spots.
Since the invasion in February 2022, two FFA volunteers have lost their lives feeding the affected in Ukraine. All the money raised from the concert will be supporting FFA to continue their noble mission.
The concert’s 11-band line-up includes Russian-speaking Ukrainian musician Tasha Tarusøva, Kirtan artist Ananda Monet, the number one Hare Krishna rapper Jake Emlyn, and headliners TMCF.
MC for the night Leslie Tate said: “This will be a big gig with a huge range of high-quality acts. Come along, enjoy the music, and contribute to a vital humanitarian cause!”
FFA organiser Lainey Grace Clarke said: “We need your help desperately to help the hundreds of thousands of displaced families that are in Ukraine.
“Please, if you can help just give £5, that makes a massive difference. In real terms, that’s a takeaway coffee, or a takeaway sandwich here in the UK.”
The concert is at The Horn, Victoria Street, St Albans, 1pm to 11pm, April 30.
You can purchase tickets here.
If you are unable to attend, you can support the crowdfunder for Food For All here.