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  • Writer's pictureJane

Wow! Look what you managed!

A huge thank you to everyone for contributing to last Saturdays Heene Community Fayre. It was amazing! Check out the photos and read how much we raised! Such a lovely day and so nice to see familiar faces.

A big thank you to all of you who grew sunflowers, made the gorgeous bags (Trudy and Diane) and to Margaret who set up her own raffle for the beautiful quilt.

Also a big thank you to those who managed to come along and spend time at the stand - Tricia, Judy, Margaret and others who came and helped get our target amount by buying lots!

It was really nice to see people who were regulars from classes past as well.

The event started at 10am and it was so busy! We had such a lot of sunflowers but they all went!

Margaret had already started her raffle for her lovely quilt before the day started and she raised a whopping £72 for the Ukrainian Appeal.

We drew the winning number out, kindly aided by the lady on the next table, and it turned out the Gill from the watercolour evening course won the quilt!

In total at the end of the day we raised this amount! This has now been donated to the British Red Cross Ukrainian Appeal. This is such a fantastic contribution and you all made it happen! Amazing!!!!!!

Below is the receipt of what we contributed plus an excerpt from the the Red Cross Ukrainian appeal

What is the Red Cross doing to help people now?

So far, Red Cross teams have reached more than 2.1 million people with life saving aid, since the conflict began. This includes distributing 2.3 million kilograms of vital aid, including food, blankets, hygiene parcels and warm clothes.

First aid training has also been delivered to over 42,000 people so they have the skills to treat their loved ones if needed.

They've also been providing psychosocial support, and helping people regain contact with their loved ones if they've been separated.

Red Cross teams in bordering countries are offering medical care and providing food, aid and shelter to people arriving from Ukraine.

How is the British Red Cross supporting refugees from Ukraine in the UK?

British Red Cross teams are supporting people arriving at Port of Tyne, Luton airport, St Pancras Welcome Centre in London, Birmingham International Airport, the Nottingham branch of Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain and also at Monmouthshire Welcome Hub in Wales. We are also supporting people at Northern Ireland Ukraine assistance centres in Belfast, Newry, Craigavon and Ballymena. We have supported more than 3,000 people so far.

Our teams are providing psychosocial and practical support through things like food, water, hygiene items and essentials to help people keep in touch, like SIM cards, mobile phones and chargers. We are also distributing welcome packs in multiple languages, and one-off cash sums, provided via a debit card, to help people buy what they need when they arrive. Where possible, we are also providing people with mobility aids, such as wheelchairs.

Your donation will help us reach more people.

£10 could provide a hygiene kit to a family of five, giving them supplies to stay healthy for a month

£20 could provide five blankets to families taking shelter

£30 could provide 3,600 chlorine tablets to ensure that families have access to clean, safe water

£100 could provide sleeping mats for 66 people who have been forced from their homes

£210 could provide a fully equipped first aid kit, including supplies, to a first aider treating those wounded

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