Comic Relief and Ukraine relief fund
9th March 2022
Dear Parents and Carers
Re: Comic Relief and Ukraine relief fund
As you are aware, there is a devastating humanitarian disaster unfolding in Europe with Russian forces invading the democratic sovereign state of Ukraine. The recent news articles showing the plight of over two million citizens, predominately women and children, trying to reach bordering countries for refuge has affected us all at Blakenall Heath.
In light of this, and the events we usually do for Comic Relief, we would like ask parents to support our fundraising efforts on Friday 18th March by sending in £2 (or more if you wish to donate) for your children wearing red nose day clothes or blue and yellow for Ukraine.
The money raised will be spilt equally for Comic Relief and the DEC (Disasters Emergency Committee) who will send the funds directly to bordering countries to support the people arriving at the borders.
We will also sell biscuits and cakes during and after school and again all proceeds will go to the charities, it would be helpful to send your child with loose change to buy these if they wish.
The complex situation is very hard to explain to children but staff will sensitively answer any questions raised during lessons and assemblies about the events happening in Ukraine. We know that BBC Newsround has regular updates and explains the events in a child friendly way. This can be accessed through their website https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround
We can also support any child who is particularly worried or anxious about the events in Ukraine and bordering countries through talking to staff and Shaz in Place2Be.
Thank you again for your continuing support.
Ms K J Baker