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Bishop's Stortford High School and Birchwood High School support Ukrainian refugees



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Students at two Bishop's Stortford secondary schools have been fundraising for victims of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

At Birchwood High in Parsonage Lane, house captains Ashley Flello, Connor Woods, Sam Gaby and Chloe Wright organised a non-uniform day.

Pupils paid £1 each to attend classes in civvies and raised £1,229. The quartet also set up a collection of humanitarian aid for refugees.

Donations at Birchwood High School (55833328)
Donations at Birchwood High School (55833328)

At The Bishop's Stortford High School in London Road, the students' Interact group, supported by the town's Rotary club, organised fundraising.

A non-uniform day generated £2,328.29 for the DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee) Ukraine appeal fund and a plea for supplies resulted in a minibus full of donations for UK-AID, an Uttlesford charity taking relief to refugees sheltering in Moldova.

Simon Etheridge, head of religious studies and citizenship, said: "Thank you to the school community, especially parents and students, for their wonderful work for this vital cause. Our thoughts and prayers go to all those suffering at the present time and always.

"Well done to the inspirational [East Herts district and Bishop's Stortford town councillor] Norma Symonds on the vigil for Ukraine she organised locally. We will continue to do such charitable endeavours for good causes locally, nationally and globally."

Joe Sneddon, Patrick Nunn, Isaac Jones and Fin Macfie with June Milne from UK-AID
Joe Sneddon, Patrick Nunn, Isaac Jones and Fin Macfie with June Milne from UK-AID
Donations for Ukraine (55833322)
Donations for Ukraine (55833322)


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