Thanks to the unbelievable generosity of so many in our community, like young George and his dad Mick, Pershore Rotary’s fundraising project has now raised £5,191.52, with all the funds raised being donated to support the refugees. When all donations had been received and counted, the total funds raised for the Ukraine Refugee Crisis amounted to £4,480. But that wasn’t all, because along came George and made it known that he wanted to help too.
With Mick, his dad, George raised £712.08 for the Rotary Ukrainian appeal over a period of two weeks. Standing together in Asda’s forecourt, they gave out Ukrainian blue and yellow ribbons that George had made himself along with daffodils he had grown.
George had a very special reason for wanting to do this. His grandfather was Ukrainian and had stayed in England after the second World War. George’s affiliation with Ukraine is strong and he still has relations living there. £2,000 has been donated to ShelterBox, a Rotary Project Partner, and the remaining £3,190 has gone to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). Rotary plays a unique role in disaster recovery and rebuilding efforts.
If you can help us or would like to know more, go to our website www.pershorerotary.club