In response to the terrible humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, Cokethorpe responded in two ways. First, goods requested by The Red Cross were collected over a two-week period filling a trailer that was then delivered to a collection point at Carterton Leisure Centre ready for transport to Ukraine.
Second, a significant fundraising campaign was established. It is 1,600 miles from Kyiv to Cokethorpe; a distance covered collectively by the pupil body in a whole School sponsored walk around the School grounds. In addition, Houses raised further funds through cake sales and concerts. Individual pupils also embarked on activities, from a sponsored silence, harp playing, guess the name of the teddy bear, sponsored sit ups and many, many more.
It was wonderful to see our pupils take such responsibility for action. The Just Giving page showed a total that kept on rising as parents and wider families and friends offered astounding levels of support, not only in terms in financial donations but also in their words of support and encouragement. The final total reached a staggering amount of £15,009.