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Rosa Cembrowicz, a French teacher at Devonshire House, spent her Easter holidays driving 3,500 miles around Poland helping mothers and children fleeing the Ukrainian war.

Rosa Cembrowicz’s grandfather escaped Poland in the 1940s and came to the UK as a refugee. Inspired by the Women Take The Wheel initiative, Rosa felt compelled to go to Poland. “I was particularly upset at the end of February when war broke out. A lot of us were crying at the news. The only thing that could make me feel better was to go out to Poland and help,” she said

She added: “It was the smallest thing to do to help them with these small things – but also the biggest thing. It was a two-way thing I would say, helping people. I also got a lot out of it.

Rosa has been ably supported by all the pupils and staff at Devonshire House who held a cake sale just after she returned, raising nearly £600 for Women Take The Wheel.

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