The Rolling Stones are the latest celebrity group to send large sums of cash to try to help the people of Ukraine, who have been affected by the country’s war with Russia.
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The Rolling Stones have become the latest celebrities to donate large sums of cash to help Ukrainian refugees amid the country’s war with Russia.
The Rock ‘n’ Rollers donated a reported large amount to the Disaster Emergency Committee’s humanitarian appeal for the country as Russian President Vladimir Putin continued his onslaught.
Band members Sir Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood did not disclose the actual number, but the DEC called it “generous” for Sun.
The initial appeal was set up to help people in Ukraine who have been affected by Russia’s actions and it supports a number of charities such as ActionAid.
The list of contributors is continuing to grow, with legendary musicians alongside Prince William and the Queen donating.
DEC CEO Saleh Saeed told The Sun: “We are incredibly grateful to the Rolling Stones and everyone who has donated and raised funds for our call.
“So far, the appeal has raised a staggering £175m.”
Other celebrities who have raised money to help the people of Ukraine include Ukraine-born Mila Kunis and her actor husband Ashton Kutcher.
Earlier this month, the couple set a goal of reaching £20 million in donations following the launch of the GoFundMe page.
After five days it has reached a hugely impressive £13.7m – with their target of £22.9m. The site is currently priced at £16.6 million.
They have also agreed to donate up to $3 million (£2.3 million).
Two separate anonymous accounts donated £1.9 million each, while American venture capitalist Ron Conway also donated £1.9 million.
Mila and Ashton were previously joined by Flexport creators Ryan Petersen and Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb, to chat about what the money will be used for.
They insist the cash will be used for housing and essential living expenses for people who are fleeing the country and whose homes have been destroyed.
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X Factor star Jedward has also labeled the Russian president a “madman” for his actions.
Identical Irish twins John and Edward Grimes, 30, shared a TikTok on Tuesday – no longer available to watch – in which they said: “We are sending strength and love to all those affected It was an uncomfortable time. I found myself crying when I watched the news.
“I’m emotional right now. But hopefully people focus on their lives and stay strong.”
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