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Year 8 student bakes for Ukraine

Niamh (middle right in orange) at the bake sale on Easter Sunday with her family and friends.

When Niamh, a year 8 student from Loreto College Queensland, heard about the Jesuit Mission Ukraine Emergency Appeal, she knew that she could do something to help.

Over the Easter break, Niamh dedicated her time to arrange a bake sale after Easter Sunday Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel church in Queensland, and impressively raised almost $2,500 for those fleeing the war in Ukraine.

“I can’t emphasise enough how this was started and driven by Niamh herself. We really wanted to call out her wonderful effort, giving up a large part of her Easter holidays to make it happen.” - Conor, Niamh's father.

Niamh made the flyer that she emailed and texted to family and friends, asking them to support her by contributing to the bake sale. Later she approached local shops and bakeries asking them to contribute as well, a number of which did, including Botanica and Bakers Delight.

Following this, Niamh started baking by herself over several days.

“Niamh visited the Ukraine Society in Holland Park to get a Ukraine flag for the table. There she saw first-hand Ukrainian refugees who had escaped Ukraine via Poland and made their way to Australia. It really hit home how real and important this appeal is for people.” - Conor, Niamh's father.

The response from the community was amazing and Niamh is very grateful for the support from her friends and family. It is fantastic to see the youth of today take positive social action and care for their sisters and brothers overseas. Thank you Niamh!

The Jesuit Mission Ukraine Emergency Appeal is delivering immediate support - including emergency shelter, food and essential items, medical escorts, translation and accompaniment to those fleeing the crisis in Ukraine.

If you would like to support refugees fleeing the crisis in Ukraine, you can donate here.

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