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College students, staff and community contribute to Ukraine Appeal

We’re incredibly proud that students from across the College coordinated efforts for the Ukraine Appeal with donation points and fundraisers.

As part of an instant response to the appeal, Level 3 in Business students organised donation drop off points at both campuses. The community response was extraordinary and our donation points were regularly swamped with donations from Maidstone and Medway residents all keen to provide aid and resources to the people of Ukraine.

Foundation Education, Public Services and Health & Social Care students volunteered to assist with the sorting and packing of the items, which ultimately lead to sending one lorry to Ukraine Lifeline, four minivans to Project Ukraine and donations to the Polish Community of Medway. Their hard work and dedication enabled the Business students to complete their Social Enterprise unit with a much greater knowledge of the impact that their activities had had on others.  

Business students at the Medway Campus also raised £100 in a bake sale for the appeal and our chaplaincy team also offered our staff and students the opportunity to show their support with a “prayers for Ukraine” display. They were asked to contribute prayers or thoughts, or light a small candle, to show their solidarity with the Ukrainian people. Motor Vehicle apprentice Jon Noonan and his family also raised over £15,000 for Ukraine, sending multiple vans with essential supplies to the area.

Curriculum manager for Business, ICT and Esports Camilla Maurice said “We were so appreciative of the support and generosity shown by our local community towards our appeal. Our students also worked tirelessly, dedicating additional time to working towards a common goal.

They clearly demonstrated their teamwork, leadership and commitment to be involved, and we’re glad we could contribute to the appeal.”

Thank you to the students who demonstrated such maturity and commitment by supporting this appeal. If you would like to donate to our appeal, we are still taking collecting essential items (toiletries, nappies and canned goods) at our Medway Campus.