Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal
A number of teachers and students have organised a committee to discuss a number of fundraising initiatives to help with the Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal. The aim of this Committee is to organise a number of fundraising initiatives to help with the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Furthermore, the second aim of this Committee is to create awareness among the school community to explain what is happening between Russia and Ukraine at present. The information and discussion are from an educational perspective and it is not in any way politicised. This information will focus merely on the geography and history of both countries and on the current humanitarian situation that is emerging. It is also intended to incite a spirit of volunteerism among the school community, a reminder to give back and to help those who need it most.
On Wednesday 16th, a Non-Uniform Day was held in the school. Students wore blue and yellow and contributed very generously to the Appeal. A video was shown to all classes in the school to create awareness of the humanitarian crisis and to remind the school community to help those who need it most. Over €2000 was collected alone on the day. The money will be donated to a sponsored local lorry fill organised by Eoin Gavin Transport Ukraine Appeal (Bunratty). The money will purchase essential food items from BWG Value Centre (formerly Mangans) and the lorry can be tracked on its journey across Europe. Pictures will follow in the next few days.
An online iDonate account has been set up for those who wish to donate online. The money raised online for this initiative will go directly to the Irish Red Cross. This has been shared on the school’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. Please click on the link below to donate: https://www.idonate.ie/StFlannanscollegeUkraineAppeal
For our next fundraising initiative, students will have a choice of doing a 24 hour sponsored fast or a 24 Mobile Phone/Social Media Fast, or both. Sponsorship cards will be issued to participating students in the coming days and the money raised from this initiative will go to Trócaire’s humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.