THE ISLAND'S effort for Ukraine shows no sign of letting up.

Romie Harvey, a staff member at Carisbrooke Primary School, has been busy organising a raffle to raise money for Ukraine and raised an amazing total of £1,208, which will be sent via The British Red Cross Appeal.

The school said: "We have been very touched and humbled by all the businesses and organisations that donated prizes and it shows at a time like this its brings everyone together.

"Our Carisbrooke community is truly wonderful."

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The school also filled an entire minibus with donations and delivered it to the County Press office collection point yesterday (Friday).

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Over at Brighstone Primary School, staff and children were invited to wear something blue and/or yellow in support of the people of Ukraine.

The school asked for donations, and usually on fundraising days the small school would expect to raise around £100.

The schools were absolutely delighted to share the news that they raised an "astonishing £1,000".

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They said: "A huge thank you to our wonderful, generous school community. All money collected will be going directly to a small UK-based Romanian-active charity called Cry in the Dark, who are currently taking in Ukrainian refugees.

The charity was established by Miss Stztypuljak's father many years ago and used to be an orphanage.

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On Thursday, staff at St Mary's Hospital and the IW NHS Trust donated a car full of donations, delivered to the County Press office.

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Lorries have been sent to Moldova and Ukraine by MAD-Aid.