Buddy Bags

In early April President Kathryn Gregory arranged for five members of Wreake Valley Rotary Club to gather in a ‘socially distanced’ outdoor way in order to fill thirty backpacks known as ‘Buddy Bags’.  
Each bag contains the essential items a child needs when they enter emergency care. Items such as toiletries, pyjamas, socks and underwear were provided by club members. The bags also include comfort items such as reading and colouring books, crayons and a teddy bear. A ‘Buddy Bag’ is something a child can call their own, no matter where they go. 
The UK Buddy Bag Foundation was founded by Karen Williams in 2015. 
It’s mission is “to commit 100% of money raised to supply children going into emergency care with essential items”.   
The picture left shows Kathryn with a Buddy Bag and some of the contents. 
To learn more about this charity visit www.buddybagfoundation.co.uk
To learn more about Rotary in Britain visit www.rotarygbi.org