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Optional dress day and sponsored silence fundraiser for Ukraine – 6th April

30 March 2022  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

Our new Year 10 students leaders are organising a fundraiser for Ukraine. On 6th April, there will be an optional dress day and all students are invited to wear something blue and/or yellow to represent the Ukrainian flag (this is not compulsory). In addition, a student leader came up with the great idea of having a sponsored silence where students will remain silent from 9am to 3:30pm and we are hoping as many students as possible will take part in this.

All money raised will go to The British Red Cross – Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

Donations for the sponsored silence can be made at this justgiving page.

Students are asked to bring £1 each to tutor for the optional dress collection.

The students leaders decided to raise money for the Ukraine as they feel strongly that Richmond School should take action to help those who have been forced to leave their homes and their lives in Ukraine.

As you know, the humanitarian situation is increasingly dire and desperate. Millions of people have no safe place to call home. More than 2.5 million have already left Ukraine, while countless more are still trapped underground, taking cover from the shelling, and desperate for a safe escape. Red Cross teams have been working around the clock to get critical care to those who need it most, both in Ukraine and its bordering countries. But with freezing temperatures, and ongoing violence, an enormous number of people urgently need help right now.

 

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