St Margaret’s were collecting donations for the initiative started up by OWN Woman Kolowrotek and Polish Association Aberdeen, with logistical support from Abernecessities, who have been working tirelessly for the past week to make arrangements for collecting and transporting donations to Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees in surrounding countries.
St Margaret’s collection was co-ordinated by one of the parents after hearing that the grandmother of one of the senior school students was stuck in Ukraine. Having already spent several days in a shelter, the parents and children wanted to do what they could to help in some small way. The school community were overwhelmingly generous and three large lorry loads were filled with vital donations. These will be driven to the border of Ukraine and distributed from there.
After the hard work by so many volunteers from the local Polish and Ukrainian community, as well as many Scots, it appears that the universe balanced out their efforts – a few days later, the family from St Margaret’s received news that the grandmother had managed to get out of Ukraine and is now on her way to join her family in Aberdeen.
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