Donation boosts plan for Lichfield buddy bag session to support children fleeing domestic abuse

A Lichfield project aiming to support children fleeing domestic abuse has been boosted by a donation from a financial business. St James’ Place Wealth Management has handed over £2,500 to the Lichfield Buddy Back Pack intiative. The scheme sees backpacks filled for youngsters living in refuges. Carrie Jahn, Buddy Bags ambassador, said “We are immensely…

Buddy Bag founder runner-up in national woman of the year competition

Burton-based Karen Williams was one of two runner-up’s in Lorraine Kelly’s Woman of the Year competition. The founder of Buddy Bag Foundation was one of just three finalists in the nationwide competition, with the long-serving breakfast presenter dubbing her work “inspirational” and an “amazing woman”. The charity sends 12 essential items to children in dire…

Midlands charity founder is TV favourite’s Inspirational Woman finalist – please vote for Karen!

Please vote by calling 033012 362 02 to vote. We only have until Monday (October 15.) West Midlands businesswoman Karen Williams has reached the final of Lorraine Kelly’s Woman of the Year competition – with presenters dubbing her ‘truly inspirational’ and ‘amazing’. Karen set up the Buddy Bag Foundation (buddybagfoundation.co.uk)  in 2015. The charity sends…