Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s fleece jacket, signed by him, was auctioned for £90,000, or all over $111,000, at a fundraiser for Ukraine in London on Thursday.
When the war commenced, the world could not feel Ukraine and its federal government will previous for additional than a few times, but it did,” the Ukrainian Embassy to the United Kingdom mentioned in a video clip posted on Twitter. “Right now, the entire world seems to be up to a person carrying a easy fleece jacket. And now the legendary merchandise, individually signed by President Zelenskyy, is listed here,” it additional.
In accordance to the embassy, the target of the fundraiser, titled “Brave Ukraine”, was to “tell the tales of (Ukraine’s) bravery which grew to become legendary in the course of the war, as properly as to elevate resources to assistance this bravery.”
The fundraiser involved toys donated by Ukrainian Initial Girl Olena Zelenska and photos by late photographer Max Levine at the Tate Contemporary artwork gallery in London. In excess of $1 million was raised at the party to assistance the humanitarian support for Ukraine. The embassy mentioned that most of the resources will be applied for the re-devices of the Western Ukrainian Specialised Kid’s Health-related Middle.
British Primary Minister Boris Johnson also attended the fundraising party hosted by the Ukrainian embassy the place he praised Zelenskyy as “just one of the most amazing leaders of contemporary occasions”. Johnson reiterated UK’s assistance for Ukraine, stating “we will keep on to intensify this hard work for as extended as Ukraine wishes and wants our aid.”
“And just as we have to aid Ukraine to protect herself in opposition to aggression, so we have to also do anything we can relieve the horrible load of struggling imposed on harmless folks,” he additional.