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U's Link Up With British Red Cross

DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal to get FGR ticket revenue

9 March 2022

Colchester United have teamed up with the British Red Cross for the Game for Ukraine.

The U's play Forest Green Rovers on March 21st, with every penny of the £10 per person ticket revenue going towards helping the Ukrainian people fleeing to neighbouring countries.

It has been decided that the British Red Cross will receive any funds raised, with it going specifically to the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

To purchase your ticket for the game, click HERE.

Tim Waddington, Colchester United's General Manager, said: "We want a full house for this game, to maximise the money that we can raise for those fleeing the war in Ukraine."

"A 10,000 crowd would give us a total of £100,000 to donate.

"The British Red Cross, through their current DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, are working directly in Ukraine and their bordering nations to give the refugees the basics they need.

"A lot more than £100,000 will of course be needed for the millions of Ukrainian civilians fleeing, so hopefully this will be the start of the fundraising from the football family in the UK.

"We know that this appeal is now also being fully supported by the EFL and our clubs across the country." 

To see the great work that the British Red Cross are doing with the Disaster Emergency Committee, click HERE

Should this specific appeal fund cease before the game, the money will go directly to the British Red Cross to continue their work in looking after the Ukranian refugees fleeing the war.

As well as the club donating all the ticket revenue for the game, the British Red Cross will also have collectors at the game itself to help raise more much needed funds.

The British Red Cross Senior Regional Fundraiser Emma-Jane Slater added: "Millions of people are at risk of the deadly consequences of conflict, we must get critical support to those that need it the most."

If you want to get involved with the collection for the Red Cross ahead of kick-off, apply as a one off Fundraiser Volunteer.

To purchase your ticket for the game, click HERE.

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