Students from Wykham Park  and Futures Institute have shown their support for people in Ukraine through a donation drive.

Dozens of bags of nappies, bedding, medical supplies, a huge pile of unwanted clothes and boxes full of non-perishable food items have all been handed over to local businessman Sam ‘The Flowerman’ who has taken them to a Polish orphanage to help Ukrainian refugees in need.

Donations being collected

Employees from Collins Aerospace, which works with both schools on a string of academic projects, have also donated.

Wykham Park receptionist, Diane Grant and Liz Fisher, regional facilities manager for Aspirations Academies Trust schools in the Banbury area, organised the donation drive.


Mrs Grant said the generosity shown by parents and pupils to help has been heart-warming.

She added: ‘’The donation drive started after a teacher at the school spotted Sam’s (the Flowerman) message on social media for donations to take to this Polish orphanage.

‘’Parents and students have donated hundreds of items and the piles created have been topped up with items from employees at Collins Aerospace. Anything Sam wasn’t able to take has been delivered to local firm, Magna Exterior Systems which has a container full of items donated from the local community which is set to be dispatched to Ukraine.

‘’It has been nice to be able to help support in whatever way we can.’’

Read all here in this Banbury Guardian article.

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