Everyone is welcome to attend, the journalist said. All those eager to participate could bring anything they want to send to the war-torn region, that he knows intimately. Phillips spent months covering the conflict in Ukraine's southeast.
Event on 30th March in London is free entry, all welcome. A talk, q and a. Auction. You can bring thing to send to Donbass. Will be cool:)— Graham Phillips (@GrahamWP_UK) 9 Март 2015
Phillips intends to send the funds to a hospital in Donetsk, as well as the city of Pervomaisk, he tweeted in Russian.
Хочу, чтобы собрать деньги для больницы в Донецке, и город Первомайск. Walkers of Whitehall — 30 марта, 19:00 вечера. pic.twitter.com/tOSqRhMAyr— Graham Phillips (@GrahamWP_UK) 9 Март 2015
The auction and the fundraising event will be held at Walkers of Whitehall, located in the heart of the London near the Trafalgar Square.
A jacket Phillips wore first in the city of Debaltseve, a key transport hub between the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, is among the items up for auction.
Worn this jacket, first in liberated Debaltesvo, for the final time — now to be auctioned to raise money for Donbass. pic.twitter.com/ekchhc0rOb— Graham Phillips (@GrahamWP_UK) 8 Март 2015
"I wore my Novorossiya jacket around London yesterday. Several Russians, Novorossiyans recognized it, wanted a photo. One Ukrainian lady recognized it, didn't like it much but a succinct, polite, explanation of situation there silenced here. Several Londoners asked what it was, being told it was a 'new country', to which they wrote on Facebook “cool.”