Congratulations to the children of Hungerford Primary School, who have been doing wonderful work to help those facing crisis in Ukraine.
“Our children supported the humanitarian aid of the Red Cross in the Ukraine and bordering countries by making and selling sunflowers,” explains Deputy Head Teacher, Jane Butler. “The children all wore something yellow and blue and spent some of the day on Wednesday making sunflowers. Our Sunflower Crusade involved the whole school and raised just over £500 – every staff member and child made a sunflower with love and thoughts going to the people of the Ukraine.
“Some of our Year 6 children are also decorated plant pots, planted sunflower seeds, made earrings and sunflower badges and volunteered to spend some time on market day in town selling these, to raise more money.
“We were really impressed by the way the children wholeheartedly took part in this day and to the parents for supporting us.
“One of the Year 6 children, Erin, whose hobby is making jewellery, decided to make 25 pairs of earrings using beads in yellow and blue and one of our parents, Sarah-Jane kindly donated a large amount of delicious sunflower cupcakes.
“The children took turns to look after the stall and were very enthusiastic sellers! We were very touched by the generosity of the Hungerford Community as the children raised over £550 on the day.
“One of our customers was a second generation Ukrainian lady who was very impressed by the children’s motivation to help others in need and was keen to make a donation to the fund. We were very proud of all of the Year 6 children who represented our school so well. Grateful thanks also to Dobbie’s Garden Centre which donated sunflower seeds, pots and compost.”