The Rolling Stones make ‘generous’ donation to help refugees from Ukraine
The Rolling Stones are the latest group of celebrities to send a large sum of money to try to help the people of Ukraine who have been affected by the country’s war with Russia
The Rolling Stones have become the latest celebrities to donate a large sum of money to help Ukrainian refugees amid the country’s war with Russia.
They Rock ‘n’ Rollers have donated a significant amount to the Disaster Emergency Committee’s humanitarian appeal for the country as Russian President Vladimir Putin continues his assault.
Band members Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood did not reveal the actual figure, but the DEC called it “generous” for The sun.
The appeal was originally created to help those in Ukraine who have been affected by Russia’s actions and it supports a number of charities such as ActionAid.
The list of contributors continues to grow, with legendary musicians joining donations from Prince William and the Queen.
DEC chief executive Saleh Saeed told The Sun: “We are extremely grateful to The Rolling Stones and everyone who has donated and raised funds for our appeal.
“So far the appeal has raised an incredible £175m.”
Other celebrities have raised money to help the people of Ukraine, including Ukrainian-born Mila Kunis and her husband, actor Ashton Kutcher.
Earlier this month the couple were close to hitting £20million in donations after launching a GoFundMe page.
After five days, he had reached a hugely impressive £13.7m – their target being to reach £22.9m. Page currently sits at £16.6m.
They had also agreed to donate up to $3m (£2.3m) in donations.
Two separate anonymous accounts donated £1.9m each to the page, while US venture capitalist Ron Conway also donated £1.9m.
Mila and Ashton were previously joined by Flexport creator Ryan Petersen and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky for a discussion on what the money will be spent on.
They confirmed that the money would be used for housing and essential expenses for those fleeing the country whose homes have been destroyed.
X Factor stars Jedward also called the Russian president a “crazy mofo” for his actions.
Identical Irish twins John and Edward Grimes, 30, shared a TikTok on Tuesday – which is no longer available to watch – in which they said: “We are sending strength and love to everyone affected. It’s an upsetting time. I found myself crying when I watch the news.
“I’m getting emotional right now. But I hope everyone is focused on their lives and staying strong.”
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