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Ukraine Appeal


Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the donations that have come flooding in from the Canford Community for the Ukraine appeal.

Co-ordinating with representatives from the Polish community in Bournemouth our parents, staff, OCs and pupils kindly donated essential items, including blankets, sleeping bags, flasks, warm clothing, food, toiletries and baby supplies, in the hope that it will make a difference to those fleeing from the war in Ukraine. The first van load departed on Friday 4th March, and two further van loads of items made their way to Poland on Tuesday 15th March. In total vans were loaded with in the region of over 200 boxes and 50 bags of supplies.

Headmaster Ben Vessey said: “It is easy to feel powerless when watching the events across Ukraine unfold. As a school we feel that it is our moral duty to reach out and play our part in the efforts to help. Thank you for your support.”

OC Ben Boon S13, Co-Founder of Pom Pom London visited Canford to support the Ukraine Appeal. Ben said:

“Today we had the pleasure of going back to Canford School to meet Headmaster, Mr Ben Vessey. Like most workplaces around the world; our team at Pom Pom London have been expressing the desire to help in some way, which is why we are sending out care packages in partnership with Canford, donated by our amazing team. Every pound they spent, was matched by us, along with a selection of our hats, shawls and mittens. We are thinking about all those affected by the crisis in Ukraine. It's truly devastating. From the whole team at PPL our thoughts and prayers are with them all.”

Naomi Ings, Head of Global Connections at Canford who co-ordinated the support effort, summed up the feeling of so many when she said: “Sometimes it is as simple as people helping people.”