Jamie Carragher and John Terry support ‘amazing night’ at Andriy Shevchenko’s Sport4Peace auction as the former Chelsea and AC Milan striker aims to raise £2m and provide food and shelter to the people of Ukraine
- Ukrainian Andriy Shevchenko held a charity auction in support of Sport4Peace
- He wants raise £2 million to provide food and shelter to the people of Ukraine
- Jamie Carragher and John Terry attended the event at Lord’s on Wednesday
- The ex-Chelsea defender took to Instagram to describe it as an ‘amazing night’
- Over £250,000 was raised from the live auction alone according to Sport4Peace
Jamie Carragher and John Terry congratulated Andriy Shevchenko on an ‘amazing night’ after attending the Ukrainian’s charity auction at Lord’s on Wednesday.
The former Chelsea and AC Milan forward is an ambassador to the Sport4Peace Humanitarian Fund and hopes to raise £2 million in support of sufferers in Ukraine.
Held in Lord’s Long Room, the special auction asked the guests – including Carragher and Terry – to bid on prizes donated from across the world of sport.
Jamie Carragher and John Terry were in attendance during Andriy Shevchenko’s fundraiser
These auction items included a luxury VIP Champions League match experience, signed shirts from Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar and a private box at Ed Sheeran’s Wembley concert at the end of the month.
According to the Sport4Peace website, over £250,000 was raised from the live auction alone, excluding any additional donations.
All proceeds were split between four charities to provide food, shelter and safety to the people of Ukraine, following Russia’s invasion of the country earlier this year.
On the night, the former Ukraine captain told Sky Sports: ‘I am very grateful for people to come tonight and support this event.
The ex-Ukraine manager is working with Sport4Peace to raise £2 million for his country
John Terry (right) played with Andriy Shevchenko (left) at Chelsea between 2006 and 2009
‘I know how much this means for my country, especially in this moment. It’s probably the most difficult time in our history.
Shevchenko described the Sport4Peace charity auction as ‘a very special event’
‘It was nice for all the people to support this event – for my friends to come and also to support – it’s a very special event for me.’
Carragher and Terry each took to Instagram to show their support, with the former Chelsea defender describing the event as an ‘amazing night’.
Terry and Shevchenko played at Stamford Bridge for three years between 2006 and 2009 before the Ukrainian returned to Dynamo Kyiv.
As of June 9, the fund has raised over £825,000 in total, still over £1 million shy of the desired total.
Shevchenko’s former team-mate Petr Cech and ex-Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil are among other sports stars to support the Sport4Peace initiative.