Ukraine ambulance appeal on the road thanks to students
Thu, 12 May 2022
Aspirations students at Tameside College support Ukraine appeal, collecting essential items for those fleeing the conflict.
Kindhearted students have put together over 50 boxes of items, which include: clothing, footwear, toiletries, books and toys. These have been sorted into items for men, women and in particular, children.
John Gilmour from ‘Lifeline Community Ambulance’, a local community interest company, will undertake the trip to the Poland-Ukraine border later this week to deliver the donated items to Ukrainian refugees.
Currently, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has displaced some 12 million people over the course of the conflict.
Working in their citizenship classes, the project aims to help the students understand the wider world around them and be mindful of those less fortunate.
John visited the college recently to thank the students involved for their efforts and to collect the donations, which took two trips to transport to the organisation’s offices.
John, said “We’ve been surprised by the sheer amount of donations and support that students from the college have provided on behalf of the people of Ukraine. So many lives will be positively affected by their generosity. Thank you so very much to everyone involved and we hope that you can follow our journey to Ukraine online and see your work come to fruition.”
Mark Eubank, aspirations teacher at Tameside College, said: “I am very proud of the work students have been doing to help those fleeing Ukraine and it’s fantastic that so many items have been donated to help the appeal. The students have worked really hard to make this happen and I think that it will not only benefit refugees, but the students themselves by helping them to think about others and develop organisational skills. Thank you to John for helping us get these items to Ukraine and supporting our efforts.”
To follow John and his colleagues’ journey to Ukraine to hand over the donations, you can visit Lifeline Community Ambulance’s Facebook page or their GoFundMe appeal.