Ukraine – Cuddly Toy Appeal

Thursday 31 March 2022

An update from Mrs Malcolm…

Mrs Sarah Malcolm
Teacher and Lead Liaison with Holy Trinity Church

“I am so overwhelmed with how many beautiful cuddly toys have been donated to our second Ukraine Appeal!
It has been a delight to see kindness and thoughtfulness in action. One Year 8 student has labelled all her cuddly toys with names and the statement, “I am going to be your best friend” along with a little backpack of sweets! Another student has delivered cuddly toys in beautiful knitted outfits with sweets in pink stripy bags.
These lovely toys are going to be delivered to Holy Trinity Church this weekend, for immediate delivery to children affected by the war. However, our appeal for more cuddly toys and sweets is still on. The opportunity to bring a smile to a Ukrainian child’s face with a surprise present can still be part of your agenda before the Spring Term finishes.
Thank you so much!”

Tuesday 22 March 2022

Can you help with phase two of our Ukraine appeal as we begin our search for cuddly toys?

If you have cuddly toys at home, please donate them to your tutor and we will help them reach displaced Ukrainian refugees fleeing the conflict in Eastern Europe.

If you can help, please check these rules:


  • Your donated cuddly toy MUST be clean OR freshly washed.
  • Your donated cuddly toy should not be bigger than 30cm, which is the size of a long ruler. This is because she or he will be shipped with other important items such as food and too big won’t be sent.


  • If you can include a small (40g) packet of sweets with your cuddly toy then that would be greatly appreciated by the child. Please make sure they are gummy sweets and nothing that will melt (chocolate).
  • You could put a gift tag around your toy’s neck or wrist with his or her name. A small child would love this.
  • Thanks in advance for your continued support. Further information is below regarding our first Ukraine appeal.

    Friday 11 March 2022

    Thank you to the Penrice Community who have made donations in support of Ukraine ??. Our second batch of donations were delivered to Holy Trinity Church in St Austell on Friday 11 March.

    The donations included:
    • Bandages
    • Slings
    • Plasters
    • Antiseptic cream
    • Burn ointment
    • Crutches
    • Water purifying tablets
    • Space (foil) blankets
    • Nappies (disposable)
    • Baby wipes
    • Sudocrem
    • Sanitary items
    • Soap (soap not shower gels. The bar needs to be in its packaging).
    • Baby milk
    • Powdered milk

    VIP Visitor
    Our Academy Council were joined by a special visitor on Friday 11 March when Chris Gardner, from the Holy Trinity Church and Supporting Ukraine, St Austell, came into school to see our donations so far.

    Chris took the time to explain to our Academy Council where the donations will go, as well as discussing ideas on what the Academy Council can do next to help. Some great fundraising ideas were put forward, so stay tuned for future updates!

    The Academy Council and Chris Gardner pictured by our second batch of donations to the Ukraine appeal

    Mrs Malcolm, Teacher and Lead Liaison with Holy Trinity Church, said:

    “We have been incredibly proud of the generosity of our Penrice community this week. We have been able to deliver an enormous number of necessary items to Holy Trinity Church on two occasions and as such we have witnessed Character Education in action. It has been wonderful to see our community responding to the conflict in Ukraine with resourcefulness; knowing that their neighbourliness, their compassion, and their citizenship is part of what we can do at this present time to serve others.”