The ABC launches Concert for Ukraine to fundraise for refugees

The ABC has launched a two-hour Concert for Ukraine event, bringing music stars including Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello and Nile Rodgers together to fundraise for refugees in Ukraine and neighbouring countries.

The announcement:

The ABC will this Wednesday broadcast the star-studded Concert for Ukraine, a two-hour event bringing together leading names from the music world raising money for victims of the humanitarian disaster.

Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Snow Patrol, Becky Hill, The Kingdom Choir, Manic Street Preachers and Tom Odell will be among the performers taking to the stage in Birmingham, England, in a concert organised by British free-to-air TV network ITV.

Screening on ABC TV Plus this Wednesday, March 30 at 8.30pm (AEST) the unique event will spread a message of hope and support while raising funds for the ABC Gives Ukraine Appeal to provide food, water, shelter and medical assistance to refugees in Ukraine and neighbouring countries.

All proceeds will go to the Emergency Action Alliance (EAA) Ukraine Appeal, which enables 15 of Australia’s leading aid charities including Caritas, Plan International Australia, Save the Children and Australia for UNHCR to deliver life-saving aid.

ABC Managing Director, David Anderson said: “We’ve witnessed the generosity of ABC audiences with our bushfire, floods and end-of-year appeals.

“As the crisis in Ukraine intensifies, this event will be an important opportunity for our audience to come together through the power of music, show our whole-hearted support for Ukraine, and help make a difference to those affected through ABC Gives to fund important the work of EAA charities.”

Hosted by UK radio presenters Roman Kemp, Marvin Humes and Emma Bunton, the broadcast will combine music performances with interviews, backstage moments and short films recognising the ongoing relief efforts and the plight faced by people affected by the conflict in Ukraine.

Viewers will be able to donate money to the cause throughout the evening online through ABC Gives and via phone on 1300 939 000.

Viewers will also be able to catch up on the concert on ABC iview for 30 days after the broadcast and continue to donate via ABC Gives after the event has finished.

Source: ABC


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