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Colleges united in support for Ukraine

8 April 2022

Colleges across West Sussex have so far raised more than £1,300 for people affected by the conflict in Ukraine.

Students and staff at Chichester College Group colleges – which includes Crawley College – have been raising money for the DEC Ukraine appeal throughout March, culminating in a special ‘Unite for Ukraine’ day on Wednesday 30 March.

They showed their commitment by wearing yellow and blue clothes, the colours of the Ukrainian flag, and donating cash at collection points around the college.

Students also sold items they have made, with the proceeds also going towards the appeal.

It means across the group, donations to date have reached more than £1,300 – with more coming in and more fundraising events and activities planned over the coming weeks. 

Andrew Green, Chief Executive at Chichester College Group, said: “I have been so impressed by the generosity of students and staff, and by the kindness and compassion they have demonstrated.

“It has been reported that more than four million people have fled Ukraine since the conflict began, leaving behind their jobs, their homes, belongings and even their loved ones.

“Families have been separated, homes have been destroyed and too many lives have been lost.

“It is heart-breaking, and I know everyone across our colleges wanted to do something to support those affected. Fundraising is just one small thing we can do, and I’m very proud to be part of this community.”