Ukraine Appeal Update

Three students are seen holding items to donate to the Ukraine appeal.

Dear Parent/Carer

Our Leigh family has shown great community spirit and compassion once again. We launched an appeal for donations that would form part of the Kent Association of Headteachers Humanitarian Appeal to those affected by the terrible events in Eastern Europe.

We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our students, staff and families as the donations poured in. This first push was for nappies, baby bottles and milk as well as thermal clothing, blankets and first aid kits as the items most needed to support those whose lives have been affected in the last few weeks.

At first, we were planning on taking a car or two to the delivery point, but just one week into the appeal we filled two minibuses! On route to Folkestone our minibus drivers stopped at Wilmington Academy, which has been acting as a local collection hub and we were able to fill the mini buses to bursting with the huge number of contributions.

Please see our community page where you can see pictures of all the donations and HGV’s at Folkstone. Thank you all for your support thus far.

The Appeal list has been updated and is as follows:

  • Sugar (large quantities)
  • Salt
  • Tea / instant coffee / packets of drinks
  • Thermos flasks
  • Cables and Wire
  • Buckets / large bowls for carrying and transporting cooked food
  • Tools, e.g. wire cutters
  • Lightbulbs
  • Head torches
  • Batteries

If you are able to continue donating then please bring into The Leigh Academy main reception, we will continue with weekly deliveries until the end of term and then review.

As always, we thank you all for your generosity & support in helping those in need at such a difficult time.

Yours Faithfully

Julia Collins | Principal