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Students Pull Together To Collect Donations For Ukrainian Refugees

CARING students from St Vincent College in Gosport have been collecting donations for Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian invasion of their country.

A group of 30 students studying level 3 health and social care amassed a huge collection of clothing, food, blankets, toiletries, sanitary products, medical supplies, baby goods and toys that were donated by friends and staff to send out to families who are sheltering in nearby countries.

The goods were loaded into the college’s minibuses and taken to charities Jacobs Well, Barnado’s and Sue Ryder in Gosport to be shipped out to Romania and other countries on the Ukrainian border.

St Vincent principal Andy Grant said: “I’m really proud of how the students have responded to what they have seen and read on the news and shown real determination and compassion.

“Donations are still coming in and the students, supported by staff, will be sending another to the delivery to the charities. They are also fundraising to help Jacob’s Well with the cost of sending lorries to Romania.”

Pictured: St Vincent College health and social care students with a loaded minibus of donations for Ukrainian refugees that was sent to charities Jacobs Well, Barnado’s and Sue Ryder in Gosport