John Henry at Brewers Dereham has been using his love for music to help others once again, this time organising a charity evening to raise funds for the people of Ukraine.
John’s band Exposè and many other performers took to the stage at Dereham Football Club last month.
Back in 2020, Exposè raised awareness and money for Mental Health UK, raising over £1200 for the fantastic charity.
Their cover of No Regrets by Midge Ure allowed the band to raise £630 which The Brewers Foundation doubled to donate to the charity.
This year, the band teamed up with other performers to put on a fantastic show at Dereham Town FC.
Other performers included Dawes & Nash, Joe Goes Green Band and Hydra UK, a Toto tribute band.
Music student Bohdana also performed, singing in Ukrainian as a refugee from Kyiv herself.
There was also an auction on the night which included a signed guitar by members of Iron Maiden, Manfred Mann and the Cockney Rejects.
The Brewers Foundation donated £500 which helped the total raised to just under £2000!
The cheque was presented to Love Dereham, a local charity inspiring community action, supporting those in need and showing love to the people of Dereham.
Love Dereham have partnered with Ian Odgers who has welcomed over 60 people to the Dereham Ukraine Aid Centre since it opened, and the money raised will make a significant difference.
This is a fantastic example of how music can bring people together!
A huge congratulations to everybody involved in the event who made it such a successful evening.