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…

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Saddleworth Round Table helps bring comfort to children with Buddy Bag scheme

CARING members of Saddleworth Round Table dedicated their Sunday afternoon to packing emergency care back packs which will help comfort 180 children. The Buddy Bag Foundation runs the scheme and donates the bags to children – from babies through to 16-year-olds – who find themselves in emergency care after a traumatic incident. The bags help…

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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…

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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…

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Buddy Bag Foundation and Sainsbury’s join forces to help more children

A Burton charity which supports children who have found themselves in emergency care refuge centres has teamed up with a big-name supermarket. The Buddy Bag Foundation, which was set up by Karen Williams, from Linton, has been voted as Swadlincote Sainsbury’s new Local Charity Partner for 2017 and 2018. The announcement comes after the store…

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Buddy Bag and Sainsbury’s partnership is officially launched

The partnership between a Swadlincote store and a charity supporting children who have found themselves in emergency care refuge centres has been officially launched. The Buddy Bag Foundation, which was set up by Karen Williams, from Linton, has been voted as Swadlincote Sainsbury’s new Local Charity Partner for 2017 and 2018. The announcement comes after…

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‘Buddy bags’ to help Tamworth children affected by domestic violence

BIG-HEARTED Tamworth residents joined in with a project aimed at helping children affected by domestic violence. The ‘Buddy Bag Brigade’ met up at St Peter’s Community Hall in Glascote Heath where they packed 180 children’s rucksacks to be distributed at six women’s refuge centres in the West Midlands. The Buddy Bag scheme is the brainchild…

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