Dear Old Sedberghians,
I am pleased to write with news of our Christmas Charity Appeal. I spoke to all the pupils and staff at our Friday Assembly last week, so they are already aware of our plans and hopes.
This year we will be supporting Siobhan’s Trust (www.siobhanstrust.uk) who support displaced Ukrainian communities.
This incredible, small, family run, charity have set up mobile feeding stations in towns and villages in the East of the country, often quite close to the Front Line. These are the most deprived communities and are often ‘no go’ areas for the NGOs and larger charities. Those they are feeding are invariably the most vulnerable, often living in squalid conditions without water, gas or electricity.
With the recent missile attacks in Ukraine at the forefront of many of our minds, the next few months will be an ongoing challenge (as winter approaches with temperatures often below – 15C). They intend to redouble their efforts to feed and support the huge numbers of internally displaced refugees that remain in desperate need. They will continue to provide pizza, alongside fruit, chocolates and hot drinks. They are small and nimble, able to move the operation to where the need is the greatest.
We aim to raise £40k by the end of Term for a mobile pizza van to go to Eastern Ukraine and feed those families (and soldiers) near the front line. This van will be called ‘The Wolf’ and can hopefully provide a model that other Schools can follow.
Donations can be made online HERE via JustGiving and all amounts are welcome, however small.
Please use Gift Aid which will supplement our appeal. Those who donate over £250 pounds will get their name on the side of the van. For anyone wishing to make a major donation please contact me directly (email@example.com).
I hope you can help to support this most worthy of causes.
Very many thanks.
Dan Harrison MA (Cantab)