Sir Rod Stewart rents home for Ukrainian family of seven who fled war

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The star found them a home, furnished it and pledged to cover their rent and bills for at least a year.

Now the busy rocker, 77, has finally met them. He said: “They came running down the stairs all beautifully dressed in the Ukrainian costume.

“It was so lovely they made that effort. They made me a cup of tea and we had loads of biscuits and chocolates, although the baby kept nicking all of mine.

“It was just wonderful. I think they had been briefed about who I was, and they certainly know now, since I left about 500 CDs for them.”

He was determined to act after watching the horror in Ukraine on the news so began by sending supplies.

Sir Rod, who had a hit with Some Guys Have All The Luck, said: “We got three trucks and a team drove up all the way to Ukraine. They got all the way to the border and took 16 refugees back to Berlin for safety.”

The singer was desperate to go on the journey but was advised against it. He said: “I would have driven over in my Lamborghini. I would have loved to have tagged along.”

Sir Rod was then put in contact with husband and wife Rostyslav and Olena so he took on a new house for them and children Taras, 17, Kostya, 16, Roman, 13, Mariia, 10, and Dymtro, two, in Bracknell, Berkshire.

He has also provided jobs for two other refugees on his Essex estate, including one as a gardener.

Generous Sir Rod added: “I am thinking of getting another house and getting a lot more people over.”


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