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Jonathan’s Ribbon Appeal for Ukraine

1915. Jonathan Brindle-Wright

Jonathan Brindle-Wright, aged 6, from Preston, has raised over £1500 to date making blue and yellow ribbon badges in support of Ukraine with money raised going to buy sleeping bags, blankets, food and other essentials for those fleeing the country.

At the start of the year, Jonathan pledged to do good deeds and fundraise for charity along the way. When war in Ukraine broke out, he started helping his mum to make blue and yellow badges to show solidarity. The money raised by Jonathan has gone into Lancashire efforts to support Ukrainian refugees fleeing into Poland and other surrounding countries.

In a personal letter to Jonathan, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: 

I was inspired to learn of the wonderful blue and yellow ribbons you have made, raising over £1,500 to buy essential items and food for people in Ukraine. I am so impressed by what you do.”

Jonathan’s Mum Adele Brindle, said: 

“He is incredibly proud of himself on being awarded the 1915th points of light award, as we all are. It’s an amazing achievement! Jonathan is so excited to learn that he has been recognised by the Prime Minister for his hard work, his determination, and his desire to help those who are suffering. It has shown him that it is indeed possible for one person to make a big difference – a lesson that I hope will be invaluable to him throughout his life.

The support he has received from the community in his fundraising efforts has been overwhelming, and it has taught Jonathan that there is a lot of love and compassion in the world.”

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