Support for Ukraine – thank you for your help
We are all watching events in Ukraine with shock and sadness. As part of RGS’s ongoing commitment to support the wider community through the RGS We Care initiative, in early March, we sent out an appeal for donations of essential items to support the increasing number of refugees trying to escape the conflict in Ukraine. The response from our Reigatian community was overwhelming.
We are proud to have worked closely with Polish Saturday School, St Wilfrid’s, who highlighted this urgent need for first aid kits, thermal clothes, hats and gloves, sleeping bags, duvets, blankets, pillows and sheets, batteries, flashlights as well as particular items for children.
On the morning of Saturday 5 March 2022, Reigatians dropped off donations on the school playground.
With additional collections at St.Wilfrids School in Crawley, Co-Op at Maidenbower in Crawley, Eurovia UK, Shipley CE Primary School, Emmanuel Croydon Church Community, Community form Bolney Village, and GoAhead, we filled two double-decker buses and two big vans to support people affected by the hostilities in Ukraine.
This was a huge response and we can’t thank our community enough for your generosity and willingness to help those in crisis.