A RIPON Grammar school student urged schools to join in a county-wide blue-and-yellow non-uniform day fundraising appeal to support people in Ukraine who have no safe space to call home.
Eve Maylor, 18, from Ripon, and fellow students at RGS who chose to dress in the colours of the war-torn country’s flag on Friday, March 25, donated around £2 each towards the British Red Cross appeal for humanitarian aid.
The charity is in desperate need of funds to help get food, medicine, shelter and water to those who need it most, both in Ukraine and in the bordering countries where people have fled.
Eve contacted more than 30 schools throughout North Yorkshire, asking them to join in: “In light of the horrific war occurring in Ukraine I am keen to help the country in any way I can.
“I believe if all schools in our area do this on the same day it will be more impactful and generate more publicity, hopefully leading to significant donations.
“I think it will be so poignant to see such a large number of children in our local area coming together to help children just like themselves who are in desperate need of support”
“Any donations anybody is able to make would be extremely appreciated and would make a massive difference to someone’s life”
Bishopton House was also lit up in the colours of the Ukraine flag as boarding students marked a series of fundraising events for the Red Cross Ukraine appeal. A raffle, sponsored balloons and personal messages to Ukrainian boarding students on blue and yellow hearts was organised by School House tutor Mrs Gibson.