Buddy Bags - more important than ever
In February Rod Hinton and Howard Smith of the Warwickshire Royal Arch Masons presented a cheque for £3000 to the Buddy Bag Foundation. This generous donation to purchase 120 Buddy Bags of love and make a difference to 120 children who find themselves in emergency accommodation escaping domestic violence in the Warwickshire area.
The Buddy Bag Foundation have been continuing to fight to support young people in increasingly difficult times. In the latest updated from Co-Founder, Chris Williams, he says:
Sadly due to the circumstances we had to stop doing our team bag pack events where we invite volunteers to help. However last month we found a safe location we could use and my co-founder and I packed 180 bags.
As you can imagine domestic violence has increased with lockdown and schools being closed and I wanted to let you know that 30 of the bags went to Coventry Haven a refuge in Coventry, Warwickshire.
The Buddy Bag Foundation was set up in response to the rising number of children who enter emergency care after fleeing violent situations at home. Restoring a sense of safety and security into a child’s life during a traumatic time is one of the first steps to recovery. By providing these children with a few essential items, they help make the transition into emergency care a little easier. To support children in this situation they have created the Buddy Bag to provide comfort when all else has been removed.
To find out more visit https://buddybagfoundation.co.uk/
To keep up to date with the latest Warwickshire Royal Arch news, visit https://www.royal-arch.org.uk/