Local politicians support Ysgol y Faenol pupils raising funds for Ukrainian families.
Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament for Arfon, Hywel Williams and MS Siân Gwenllian today (Friday 18.03.22) joined pupils from Ysgol y Faenol, Bangor on the final leg of a 1764-mile sponsored walk to raise money for children and families affected by the war in Ukraine.
Pupils and staff from Ysgol y Faenol, Bangor have been walking around the school yard for fifteen minutes every day in a bid to walk the collective distance from Bangor to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, a total distance of 1764 miles.
They have so far raised over £2,500 towards the Red Cross’ DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.
Commenting following the walk, Arfon MP Hywel Williams said:
'I was delighted to join pupils and staff from Ysgol y Faenol, Bangor as they completed their mammoth 1764-mile walk around the school yard – the equivalent distance from Bangor to Kyiv, raising funds for the Red Cross’ DEC Ukraine Appeal.'
'Offers of support for Ukrainian families have emerged from every corner of my constituency and it was great to be part of today's fundraising event.'
'The appetite to help the people of Ukraine was palpable, and I thank the children of Ysgol y Faenol for playing their part in the huge humanitarian effort.'
'A great many of my constituents have done an amazing job in sharing messages of support for Ukrainian refugees, organising fundraisers and collecting supplies for those affected by the war.'
Siân Gwenllian MS added:
'It's heartening to see young people, extending the hand of friendship to children in Ukraine, taking the initiative and contributing to the huge humanitarian effort now underway.'
'The outpouring of generosity from our Arfon constituents in offering support to those fleeing the atrocity of war in Ukraine and seeking safety on these shores should be greatly commended.'
'We must continually remind ourselves of the realities faced by people fleeing unimaginable situations of violence and persecution and of the role we can play through offering humanitarian support and a compassionate welcome.'