Worcester Ukulele Club will be perform a marathon gig for the victims in Ukraine this weekend.

A spokesperson from Worcester Ukulele Club said: "Worcester Ukulele Club members will perform a five-hour gig in Worcester’s Crown Gate on Saturday, March 12, to raise money for the humanitarian appeal to help the people of Ukraine.

"Players will be performing a variety of songs and music from 10.30am to 3.30pm in Bell Square.

"About 40 strummers will take it in turns to do different shifts to entertain shoppers and collect for the British Red Cross Ukrainian Crisis Appeal.

"The club members would love to see lots of people enjoy the music and support those in crisis in Ukraine.

"The money collected will go to the British Red Cross and then be sent to the Ukrainian Red Cross to be spent on food, water, first aid, medicines, warm clothes and shelter."

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The gig was organised after organisers saw footage of trains with children and mothers leaving Ukraine, saying goodbye to loved ones. 

They were touched by this and felt it right to do something.

Club chairman, Rob Philips, said: “Worcester Uke Club has a long history of fund-raising and we hope to make whatever contribution we can to the Ukraine appeal.

"The people of Worcester are very generous in their support for those in need and this crisis is unprecedented in most people’s lifetimes.

"We will do everything we can to support the people of Ukraine against this monstrous invasion.”