A SPECIAL charity concert in Knutsford has raised an incredible £6,300 to help Ukrainian refugees.

Earlier this month, on June 3, choirs Knutsford Beats and Knutsford Star Choir joined forces to put on show at St John's Church.

Also joining the choirs were BBC broadcaster Mark Radcliffe and friend Paul Langley, as the duo Une.

A great night was had by all, with the proceeds being shared between two charities, Refugee Support Europe, which is providing food and clothing on the Ukrainian borders, and British-Ukraine Aid, which is delivering medical aid to the physically injured and care and support to orphaned children. 

Knutsford Guardian: The charity concert in full swingThe charity concert in full swing

Anne Baker, one of the organisers, said: "The generosity of our local retailers, restaurants and health clubs in providing gifts and vouchers for our prize draw has been truly amazing.

"They helped us to ramp up the grand total raised to £6,300, which will be split between two wonderful charities working on the front line continuing to bring relief to refugees on the borders and inside Ukraine.

"A big thanks also goes out to Knutsford Star Choir, Knutsford Beats, Une, St John’s Church and, of course, the amazing audience who joined in and gave a rapturous applause to our final number ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ which brought the house down.

Knutsford Guardian: Ukrainian guests Valeria and Kristina helping with the prize drawUkrainian guests Valeria and Kristina helping with the prize draw

"Several of our Ukrainian guests were at the concert and they all thoroughly enjoyed the event too including two lovely young guests; Valeria & Kristina, who actually got up on stage and helped us with the prize draw.

"Morgan Edwards Wines were fantastic supplying us with wine and soft drinks at a specially discounted rate so we could keep costs at a minimum, and they stayed to help run the bar throughout the evening."

Knutsford Guardian: The team from Morgan Edwards provided drinks and tended bar during the concertThe team from Morgan Edwards provided drinks and tended bar during the concert