Update on Wednesday, June 23: More than £2,600 was raised at a non-uniform day at Uckfield Community Technology College, to raise funds for a family whose home was struck by lightning.
Our original story: There’s to be a non-uniform day at Uckfield Community Technology College to help raise funds for one of the families in the college community that lost everything after a lightning strike set their home alight.
College principal Hugh Hennebry said in a letter to parents and carers: “The whole family have been left with just what they stand up in and, although many people in the community have been amazing and given donations of clothing etc there is much they will need on a daily basis.
“With this in mind we have decided to hold a non-uniform day on the last day of term, Wednesday, to raise funds to pass to the family to help them get by.
“We are asking students to bring in a donation of £2 to £3 in return for wearing their own clothes on Wednesday (July 23), although a minimum payment of £1 will be acceptable for families who will find this difficult. Larger donations are of course very welcome if you feel able.”
Read more about the lightning strike and how others are rallying to help the family here: Lightning strike sets Uckfield house alight.