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Bumper crowd boosts Ukraine Appeal

22 March 2022

The U's 'Game For Ukraine' on Monday night was watched by over 6,000 supporters, as well as being live on Sky Sports.

Every penny of the £10 per person ticket price will be donated to the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, via the British Red Cross.

With a crowd of 6,140 at the JobServe Community Stadium, that's £61,400 that has been raised in ticket revenue.

On top of that, a JustGiving page was set up after supporters who couldn't attend the game wanted to contribute and help those fleeing war torn Ukraine.

As at Tuesday lunchtime, the JustGiving page stood at £4906, but this ColUGameForUkraine page will remain open until April 10th for further donations.

U's General Manager Tim Waddington said: "We want to thank every one of the supporters who attended the game, and to those that couldn't come along but have donated via the JustGiving page."

"It's still so difficult to comprehend what the Ukrainian people are going through as they are forced to flee their homes and their country.

"The Chairman wanted to do something to help, everyone at Colchester United was right behind him and it was great to see the people of Colchester and beyond supporting us.

"Hopefully, this can be the start of something that can really make a difference to those people suffering that hardship."

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