Latest News | 12 April 2022

Ukraine fundraiser doubles target

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A family-friendly event organised by a group of small businesses, including Marketing Derby Bondholders, to raise money for the people of Ukraine has raised double its target.

Chart-topping band Marseille, from Derby, entertained crowds at Bustler Market while businesses including Colleague Box, Divine Box and So Good Kombucha, hosted pop-up shops.

The initial target for the event, held to raise funds for the DEC – Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, was £1,000 but organisers are now expecting to break the £2,000 mark.

Adam Bamford, of Colleague Box, said: “It was just fantastic to see how the city came together to support this event, which we were proud to support.

“Derby has a big heart and we’ve received so many kind donations for the raffle, including a signed Derby County shirt from Derby County Community Trust, tickets to Chatsworth House and bottles of bubbly.

“Derby player Festy Ebosele donated a pair of his boots, which he signed, and they were won by a young Rams fan who was over the moon to have won them.”

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