As we enter the final quarter of 2018, Escape Time have chosen to partner up with The Buddy Bag Foundation as their chosen charity.
Selecting our charities is a careful process, there are some that are just close to our hearts and others that we find from the local area (as much as possible).
The Buddy Bag Foundation was setup to provide children entering emergency accommodation with Buddy Bags to restore a sense of safety and security in their lives.
James Bartlett (Director of Escape Time (Sutton Coldfield) Limited) has said: “With Christmas just around the corner, unfortunately some children are faced with events beyond their control. By partnering up with The Buddy Bag Foundation we are hoping to bring a a smile back to these children at a time that is meant to be a time of fun, happiness and creating magical memories.”
A Buddy Bag is a backpack that contains all the essential items a child needs. They include toiletries, pyjamas, socks and underwear. They also include comfort items such as a book, a photo frame and a teddy bear. A Buddy Bag is something a child can call their own, no matter where they go.
The Buddy Bag will also include a postcard addressed to the Foundation so children can write to let us know how their Buddy Bag has helped them and to say thank you.
The Buddy Bags are tailored to suit babies and children according to age groups and gender and cater specifically for children aged 0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 and 13-16 years old.
Each Buddy Bag costs around £25.00 each which ensures one child will receive a complete Buddy Bag full of essential items as above.
Escape Time are planning several fundraising opportunities to support the charity over the coming months of which a few are detailed below the video which will give you more information about The Buddy Bag Foundation.
Buy a Gift Voucher for Escape Time and in return you will be gifting towards our overall donation
For every gift voucher that is purchased between 19th October 2018 and 25th December 2018, Escape Time will donate £1 to The Buddy Bag Foundation.
Not only will you be purchasing a great gift for someone you will also be adding to our overall donation and bringing a smile to a child this Christmas!
Gift Vouchers can be purchased from our website here.
Staff to attend the Buddy Bag Brigade
Despite the monetary value in donation form, time is also just as important. Escape Time are planning to take a team of their staff to the Buddy Bag Brigade in Tamworth on Saturday 17th November to volunteer and assist with helping to pack the bags that are provided to the children.
If we have any customers who would also like to give a little bit of their time to this great cause please do get in touch with us via email.
Giving a Gift
Escape Time will be supplying two gift vouchers to the charity for their Charity Ball that will be taking place at Moor Hall Hotel & Spa on Friday 9th November 2018.
One Gift Voucher will be a raffle prize while the other will be an auctioned prize. Each voucher will entitle up to 6 people to play one of our games here at Sutton Coldfield and would usually cost £90.00.