Foundation pupils take delivery of two ambulances for Ukraine
Two ambulances are on their way to Ukraine, thanks to the efforts of our Foundation pupils, and the generosity of the wider Warwick Independent Schools Foundation community.
Pupils from King’s High and Warwick School took delivery of the ambulances – decommissioned from the NHS – outside Warwick School. The ambulances are being refitted with blue lights and other necessary equipment, before setting off for Ukraine, and being loaded with medical supplies.
Warwick School pupil, Josh says: ‘We are really pleased with the success we have had with our most recent charity appeal for Ukraine. Following our initial project, when we raised £11,000 for UNICEF’s emergency appeal, we set out to raise £5,000 to buy an ambulance, to send to Ukraine.
This project focused around a 20 mile walk, inspired by Mr Jefferies’ previous charity walks to raise funds for Kosovo refugees more than 20 years ago. We would like to thank the 40 staff and pupils who gave up their Sundays to support this initiative. I am really pleased to say that thanks to the generosity of the Foundation community, we not only achieved the original target of £5,000, but doubled it, raising a total of £10,345 – meaning we were able to buy two ambulances, which we hope will make a difference to people in Ukraine.’
The ambulances will start their journey to Ukraine this week, and pupils will track their progress across Europe, and receive reports, both when the ambulances reach Ukraine, and after.