Students at Shaftesbury High School in Harrow have recently raised £81.34 from a non-uniform day as a way of supporting the crisis in Ukraine.
The money went to the PHFS (Ukraine Appeal) to help deliver ambulances and medical supplies to Ukraine.
As a result of the war, there is a huge shortage and growing demand for medical and humanitarian supplies across Ukraine. One of the founders of the PHFS, Dr Olena Seminog, is Ukrainian.
Since her years as a medical student in Kyiv, Ukraine, she has maintained a network of contacts with the doctors in different parts of the country. PHFS is responding to their call by raising funds to provide life-saving medical supplies.
The charity aims to purchase and deliver three or four ambulances with necessary equipment and medicines to Ukraine. Their fundraising goal is £45,000.
PHFS have already delivered one ambulance to the town of Barvinkove in the East of Ukraine.
“Students at Shaftesbury Special Needs High School are so supportive of social action projects”, says Deborah Stone, the school’s Community Engagement Manager.
“They are always keen to give back to the community, whether here in UK or oversees and we are delighted to help the people of Ukraine in any way we can”.
More information about Shaftesbury High School can be found at www.shaftesbury.harrow.sch.uk