School Council Letter in support of the Ukraine humanitarian crisis
Dear parents/ carers,
The school councillors at Mudeford Junior School have unanimously voted to hold a non-uniform day in school on Friday 25th March to raise money and support the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. For our non-uniform day, the councillors would like children to dress in yellow and blue, the colours of the Ukrainian flag, to show solidarity.
There are thousands of people currently fleeing their homes to seek shelter from the ongoing war. Global charities are working to help as many children, families and people as possible. The school councillors have decided to donate any monetary donations to UNICEF as we are a UNICEF Rights Respecting School; you can find out more on www.unicef.org.uk Please donate as much or as little as you like.
Although the councillors originally voted on donating items, on reflection and after some careful research, they have decided that a cash donation is the most effective way to support the Ukraine crisis. The UNICEF website states: We’re currently not accepting any items for the emergency appeal. These kind offers are really appreciated, but any donated items will need to be sorted, cleaned and transported which could impact our response, so please consider making a monetary donation instead to our emergency appeals. The best way you can help support our emergency work in Ukraine is to donate money to the appeal.
The school councillors feel that often donated items might not be the most cost effective due to the transportation costs this involves. They feel that it is better if charities buy items locally or from countries in the affected region as this can stimulate the local economy and will also have a lower environmental impact.
Thank you for supporting the councillor’s suggestion of a non-uniform day wearing yellow and blue to support the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Please give what you can, your donations will help to protect children in Ukraine.
Miss Egan and The School Councillors
Chair of School Council: Bethany