A LIVE music event in Penarth will raise money for Ukrainians impacted by the war.

The evening will be hosted at Penarth Lawn Tennis Club, from 7pm to 11pm, on Saturday June 25.

The Ukraine concert will include four live bands, who are performing for free to support the charity. This includes:

  • Folk singer Jim Pirrie;
  • Singer songwriter Bettie J Williams;
  • The Chartists, with high energy indie music;
  • Pip & The Cherries with classic rock ‘n’ roll covers.

The evening will also include a barbecue, games for children, and a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses.

The evening will raise money for the New Life Foundation in Siret - a charity operating at the Romania/Ukraine border, which has been shipping badly needed supplies across the border to Ukraine.

The New Life Foundation was set up 30 years ago by British volunteers to help Romanian orphans. It is now turning its attention to helping Ukraine.

“We are focusing our efforts on transporting crucial aid – medical supplies, non-perishable food and baby food, among other supplies – into Ukraine every week,” said event organiser, Jez Thomas, whose brother and sister-in-law oversee day to day operations at the border in Siret.

“The aid is being transported by trusted Ukrainian friends and is going directly to the point of need.”

The Penarth event will send funds directly to the charity so they can buy what is needed in Romania and transport it by lorry to Ukraine.

Club chairman, Martin Radford, said:

"It’s great to have the opportunity to support such a worthwhile charity and to do a little bit to help those who are suffering in Ukraine.

“We hope members and the public will get together to support this really important cause.”

The event, which runs from 7pm to 11pm on June 25 will be ticket only – spaces are limited compared to the recently held music and street food festival at the club.

Tickets are £10, or £5 for children, and available at https://bit.ly/3NA5aPZ