A CHESTER village high school's appeal to help Ukrainian families in need has been given grand support from a local firm.

Eco-friendly baby care business, Pura, which is based in Tattenhall, donated £1,000 worth of nappies – of varying sizes – to support Ukrainian families seeking refuge in Poland.

Pura was searching for the best way to donate to those in need when its customer director, Greg Phillips, noticed that his children’s school was asking for nappy donations.

Pupils of Tarporley High School were collecting a range of supplies, including nappies, for the Wrexham branch of the Polish Integration Support Centre (PISC).

The collection was organised with the help of Tarporley High’s head of English, Mica Hrywna, whose family are originally from Ukraine, as well as geography teacher Mike Hutchinson.

The supplies will now be sent directly to Poland, via the PISC, for the Ukrainian families who have fled there due to the crisis.

Pura founder Guy Fennell commented: “The Ukrainian invasion has left many of us wondering how we can provide support to those whose lives are affected by the conflict.

"Pura was looking for the best way to donate nappies to Ukraine so when we learned that a local school was doing a collection, we were really pleased to be able to help. Our thoughts are with all families who are suffering during this time of crisis.”

Headteacher Jason Lowe added: “Our pupils are always keen to help when they hear about the suffering of others, so organising this collection was very important to them.

"The school has been truly overwhelmed by the response from parents and the local community. The donations flooded in, and we’ve managed to gather many of the vital supplies requested by the PISC, including the nappies provided by Pura.”

The Polish Integration Support Centre is asking for: survival blankets, toys, nappies, sanitary towels, first aid kits, sleeping bags, metal cups, thermal clothing, hair brushes, toothbrushes, shampoos, children’s clothes and bandages. Readers can find local branch details at https://www.facebook.com/PISCWrexham/.