Council and schools fundraise for Ukraine
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has joined forces with schools in the County to fundraise for Ukraine
The distressing scenes emerging from Ukraine have sparked a surge in fundraising and collections in the Vale.
Money is needed to support the millions of people who have fled their homes to escape the conflict and to assist those left behind.
Since the war broke out, schools from across the Vale have organised a range of fundraising events, including cake sales, sponsored cycle rides, donation collections, wrist band sales, sponsored silences, and blue and yellow themed clothing days.
To date, a total of 14 schools have raised an amazing £10,357 for the cause.
The participating schools are:
All Saints Primary School, Barry
Whitmore High School, Barry
Holton Primary School, Barry
Palmerston Primary School, Barry
St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School, Barry
Peterston Super Ely Primary School, Cardiff
Cogan Primary School, Cogan
Cogan Nursery, Cogan
Cowbridge Comprehensive School, Cowbridge
Ysgol Iolo Morganwg, Cowbridge
Llangan Primary School, Cowbridge
St Illtyd Primary School, Llantwit Major
Victoria Primary School, Penarth
Stanwell School, Penarth
Alongside the fundraising efforts of schools, staff from the Vale of Glamorgan Council have been busy completing Miles for Ukraine, a 1,775-mile virtual journey from the Civic offices in Barry to Ukraine.
Since March 16, teams and staff have been busy walking, running, cycling and even knitting their way to Ukraine in an effort to raise money via a Just Giving page set up for the campaign. To date £1,584 has been raised.
On April 5, the 1,775 mile target was achieved, and the new challenge became making the return journey back to Barry. As of today, the Council has travelled a total of 2,337.34 miles, with only 1,212 to go!
The money that the Schools and Council have raised will be donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal to help deliver shelter, food, water and other essentials to those who are escaping the war.
Rob Thomas, Chief Executive of Vale of Glamorgan Council, said: “The horrifying events in Ukraine have united so many in the Vale in a desire to help the humanitarian crisis.
“The huge effort of schools and Council employees to coordinate fundraising and collections in such a short space of time is astounding, not to mention the generosity of the many residents that have donated money to the cause.
“I hope that we can continue the fantastic momentum built up so far over the coming weeks!”