Oxfordshire Schools Day for Ukraine Friday 18th March 2022

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Oxfordshire Schools Day for Ukraine Friday 18th March 2022

Dear Parents and Carers,

Headteachers across Oxfordshire have been contacted by RAF Brize Norton to participate in their Ukraine appeal. On Friday 18th March, all Oxfordshire staff and pupils are encouraged to wear blue/yellow and make a donation via the link below to the British Red Cross Ukraine Appeal (linked to the wider DEC appeal).

Fundraising link: www.justgiving.com/DayForUkraine

In the lead up to next Friday, RAF Brize Norton is collecting aid supplies at Carterton Leisure Centre (Broadshires Way, Carterton, OX18 1AA). Coordinated by RAF Brize Norton, specific items are invited to be donated to enable the British Red Cross to support Ukrainian civilians.

If you wish to participate, you can donate any of the following items to the Aid Supplies Drop-Off Zone at Carterton Leisure Centre:

  • Dried food (long-life items only)
  • Water
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Toiletries & Sanitary Items
  • Warm Clothes & Underwear (only good condition/unused & clean)
  • Sleeping Bags (no duvets or pillows)
  • Children’s toys (small items only; pens/colouring books/small teddies etc.)

West Oxfordshire District Council have agreed to open Carterton Leisure Centre to receive donated items. Drop-offs can be made between 6.00am and 10.00pm on a daily basis and the collection period will close at 12 noon on Friday 18th March. This will essentially be a self-service drop-off, but at times will be manned by volunteers who will visit numerous times per day to take away aid supply donations and temporarily store them prior to onwards transport to Europe. RAF volunteers will be coordinating the collection and delivery of these items to the British Red Cross, who will then deliver to Ukraine.

As a school that seeks to nurture a caring and global outlook, we are keen to support this humanitarian aid initiative.