James Acaster to host Ukraine fundraiser at Bath’s Assembly Rooms

By Ben Carey on 27 April, 2022

A charity fundraiser featuring comedian James Acaster is set to raise money for the millions of refugees who have been left homeless as a result of the war in Ukraine. 

Home Aid will take place in Bath’s Assembly Rooms on Thursday 5th May, thanks to the generous support of Bath’s Historic Venues.

With a unique interiors-focused theme, it will feature an abundance of beautiful and distinct items and experiences via a charity auction, with all profits going to UK for UNHCR’s Ukraine Emergency Appeal to support refugees and displaced families.  

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organisation mandated to save lives, protect rights and build a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. It is giving life-saving protection to families who have been forced to flee their homes in the fastest-growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War II. As UNHCR’s British charity partner, UK for UNHCR has launched an emergency appeal to support relief efforts. 

James Acaster will host the event while former Sotheby’s auctioneer, Ed Rising, will conduct the auction. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Claire Martin Quintet.

Organiser Hannah Newton said, “Whilst here in the UK, we are safe in our own houses, surrounded by much-loved possessions and our everyday furnishings. The Ukrainian people are losing everything they have ever owned, fleeing from war and disaster, and seeking sanctuary far from home with the few effects they had time to grab. That’s why Home Aid will feature something for all budgets and tastes so that everyone can contribute to this effort to raise as much money as possible for the vulnerable people hit by this horrific war.” 

To book your place at the auction on Thursday 5th May, or to find out more, please visit Home Aid’s website. Everyone is invited to donate or bid online and there will be a silent auction leading up to the event.