Organisers behind an event to raise money in aid of Ukraine say local people in North Dalton excelled themselves as they raised over £1000.
Funds were raised through the sale of tickets. Also, they sold a range of Ukrainian Treats and Traditional Snacks while also holding a prize draw.
Those behind the event also expressed their thanks to everyone who helped make the Barn Dance a success.
A spokesperson for the event said;
“North Dalton excelled itself last Friday in its fundraising event aimed at helping the people of Ukraine as they suffer extreme hardship at the present time.”
“The Barn dance that it held featuring the band, The White Horse Ceilidh Band, sold out and raised a grand total of £1270 which will be sent to The Disasters Emergency Committee.”
“For a population of only 300, it shows what a small community can achieve when it comes to supporting those in a crisis situation overseas.”
“Many people in the village helped out by making food, special Ukrainian treats; donating raffle prices and working behind the bar.”
“Local musician, Michael Nagasaka also came to play some music and get people to sing along to some well-known songs. A great evening was had by all.”
Those Behind Ukraine Fund Raising Event Thank Supporters Of Event
“Organisers of the event would like to thank all those who supported the event and those, whilst unable to attend, donated funds to help the cause.”
“Several people in the village have also offered to help house refugees from the region, where they will be welcomed in the village.”
Since the conflict between Russia and Ukraine began over 7 million people have been displaced within the country and over 4 million have fled. To date, The Disasters Emergency Committee has raised over £300M which will be used to support those fleeing the conflict.