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Collection at University Academy Long Sutton and walking relay at Pinchbeck Starbucks to support Ukranian refugees

Pupils and staff at a secondary school are also doing their bit to support Ukrainian refugees.

University Academy Long Sutton has collected toiletries, First Aid supplies, baby products and pet supplies.

Working alongside Boxes of Hope, three trailer loads of goods were transported on Friday morning to the Anglia Motel on the A17 for sorting and boxing prior to being transported to Poland.


Staff at the Starbucks Drive Thru in Wardentree Lane stepped up to the challenge by completing a 160 mile walking relay in 53 hours.

Manager Dan Herauville started off the challenge by walking between 11pm on Sunday and 5am on Monday and was joined by six other colleagues who used the treadmills in nearby Snapfitness.

The team has managed to raise around £600 with the walk and a raffle.

Staff at Starbucks Drive Thru in Spalding raise money for the Ukraine (55402553)
Staff at Starbucks Drive Thru in Spalding raise money for the Ukraine (55402553)

Mr Herauville said watching footage from Ukraine on the news helped while he was walking.

He said: “When you see people huddled at a train station, it really brought it home.”

Ella’s Project is working with St Norberts Church in St Thomas’ Road to collect essential items.

Items can be dropped off at the St Thomas Project Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10.30am and 12 noon and also between 6pm and 7pm.


The centre will also be open on Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20 to collect essentials to be sent to Ukraine.

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