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25th Jun, 2022

Siblings raise £500 for Ukraine on stall in just two hours

Sarah Mason 15th Apr, 2022

A PAIR of Knowle siblings raised more than £500 in just two hours for Ukrainian refugees.

After watching the devastating scenes of the Russian invasion unfold on the television and talking about the millions of refugees who have been forced out of their homes both at school and home Raaj Sagoo, aged five and his sister Ajuni, aged 11, decided to take action.

After re-thinking his first idea of selling the family car Raaj teamed up with his sister and parents and came up with the idea of a stall outside their house selling samosas and tea alongside cake and sweets.

Dad, Bob, said: “We take time to make sure they understand what is going on around the world and we instill a sense of helping others less fortunate.

“I was so overwhelmed by the support our community showed to the fund raiser.

“I am very proud of my children for pushing me and my wife to set it up.

Since hosting the stall Raaj and Ajuni, who both attend Dorridge Primary School, have been handed the headteacher’s award.

Head Ros Ashe said: “Raaj told me all about his plans at the school gate and was very excited.

“I was so impressed with the children and family’s kindness that I mentioned it in our Endeavour assembly and gave them both a certificate.

“The other children were very proud of their classmates’ kindness and thoughtfulness too.

“As head at Dorridge I am very proud to have children and families who are so thoughtful and generous.”

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