Kilgraston rolls-up collective sleeves for the on-going Ukrainian refugee crisis

Kilgraston rolls-up collective sleeves for the on-going Ukrainian refugee crisis

22 March 2022

As the situation in Ukraine enters its fourth week, the Kilgraston School community continues to volunteer and send trailers full of much-needed items to Errol Airfield, depot of the organisation, Tayside and Strathearn Help for Ukraine.

This weekend, Boarding Mistress, Miss Carden, together with a mini-bus full of senior boarders, again spent several hours packing warm clothing, bedding and medical supplies so that yet another much-needed shipment could leave for Poland and Ukraine; lorries leaving the depot on an almost daily basis.

Kilgraston’s effort started just three days’ after the first shots were fired in Ukraine, with an initial appeal to the Kilgraston community for warm clothing and daily essentials. Since that day, hundreds and hundreds of beautifully-labelled donations, together with dozens of bunk beds from one extremely generous parent, have swiftly arrived, joining thousands of kind donations from throughout the county and beyond. House removal firm ‘Clockwork’ donated a lorry, transport costs and staff, filling a huge vehicle, bound for an orphanage in Poland, now home to Ukrainian children.

Within School, pupils have also shown their support for Ukraine, transforming Kilgraston’s central glass square into a sea of sunflowers. The donation journey of all the effort, including Kilgraston’s support for the appeal, can be followed on the Tayside & Strathearn Help for Ukraine Facebook page.

The amazing work – by a huge team of dedicated volunteers – continues, every day of the week.

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