Hampton sends help to refugees

Form Charity collection a big success


Following a highly successful Form Charity collection this week, Hampton students sent over 2,000 toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste to the Greek island of Kos to help refugees entering Europe.

Having sought advice from NGOs working in Kos on the most useful and practical support the School could give, this small but practical gesture of support was designed to provide some comfort for refugees, many of whom have made a dangerous journey of thousands of miles to reach Europe. Several students also included goodwill messages with their donations.

Joint Form Charity Coordinator, Mr Rigby, was delighted with the contribution of boys, parents and School staff:

“The response from the School Community on behalf of the thousands of refugees entering Europe has been very heartening. We as a School believe that this is a practical way in which we can help to provide some comfort for the refugees and we hope that this collection will have encouraged the boys to think carefully about this rapidly escalating situation.”