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Huish staff and students come together to help Ukraine

Richard Huish College staff and students have donated a range of items to be transported to the people of Ukraine who are fighting the Russian invasion.Donations will also be used to help refugees who have had to flee from the country to protect themselves and their families.

The donations ranged from sleeping bags and backpacks to toothbrushes and medicines which were loaded into a van with the help of staff and students to be taken to the ‘Help for Ukraine’ group based in Chard. From Chard, the items will be taken over to Yeovil to the ‘Yeovil helping Ukraine’ group, where they will then be transported to the Ukraine/Poland border for distribution.

Course Manager of Geography and Staff Wellbeing Lead, Nikki Lewis, who helped to organise the collection, said: “Thanks to the generosity of staff and students from Huish we were able to send a van load of first aid, sleeping bags, baby food, hygiene products and so on. The goods were safely delivered to Chard on Wednesday afternoon where they will be packed and sorted before moving to Yeovil.”

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