AN appeal by a group of students for donations to help those affected by the refugee crisis in Syria has had an overwhelming response.

The Student Council at Truro College set up their collection appeal in October, requesting students and staff at the College to donate spare clothes and essential items to help the 8 million people currently fleeing their country for safety. Items required included men’s clothes and shoes, blankets, tents and tarpaulin, plus personal hygiene products such as toothpaste, soap and shampoo.

The community at Truro College rallied round the cause with collection points around the campus filling up regularly since the appeal began.

Billy Rickards, Assistant Chair of the Student Council, said: “The crisis is really bad and the government isn’t doing enough to help. I thought it would be great to get everyone to come together to donate. It’s been a really good team effort.”

Grace Harding, Student Governor, added: “The response has been much better than we thought it would be!”

All of the items donated were passed on to All Saints Church, Highertown in Truro who shipped out their collection at the end of November.

Image: Refugee Appeal