Moor Hall Raises Over £4,000 for Buddy Bag Foundation

Moor Hall Hotel & Spa in Sutton Coldfield presented The Buddy Bag Foundation with a cheque for £4,340 which was raised by the hotel staff in 2018 through a range of fundraising activities. The Buddy Bag Foundation was Moor Hall’s chosen charity for 2018 and during the year the staff organised in a number of…

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Prime minister’s praise for Tamworth charity founder

AN inspirational Tamworth businesswoman who set up a charity which has helped more than 15,000 children escaping domestic violence has been praised by the prime minister. Karen Williams was one of three remarkable women singled out as an inspiration by Theresa May when she appeared as a finalist in the Lorraine Show’s Woman of the…

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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 helps an amazing 12,000 children fleeing violence at home

A charity started in South Derbyshire has now helped 12,000 children who have fled domestic violence. The Buddy Bag Foundation, founded by Karen Williams, has now created 12,000 unique bags to offer some comfort to children who find themselves in refuges. In the UK alone, 48,000 children are forced to flee their home with just…

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Thank you – we’ve delivered 10,000 bags

We recently celebrated our 10,000th bag packed with a fabulous awards ceremony in September 2017 to reward our incredible supporters – and what a wonderful night it was. Around 75 invited guests, all with a connection to The Buddy Bag Foundation, packed the Harvest Fields Centre in Sutton Coldfield to help us mark our milestone.…

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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 Foundation helps 10,000 children as it is halfway to hitting 2020 target

 A charity which helps children who find themselves in emergency care by giving them essential items is half way to hitting its target for handing out its ‘buddy bags’. The Buddy Bag Foundation was set up in South Derbyshire by Karen Williams in January 2015 and has now delivered 10,000 bags to help children in…

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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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Volunteers to bag 1000th support package for disadvantaged children

Volunteers in Tamworth will tomorrow (Nov 14th) complete the Buddy Bag Foundation’s 1000th Buddy Bag for children taken in to emergency care. The charity, which has been running since January, provides packs of toys and essentials to children across the country taken in to emergency care. The youngsters, who often leave situations of domestic violence…

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Buddy Bag foundation starts to hand out books

A CHARITY which offers a friendly hand to children caught up in the middle of domestic abuse is set to give away a free book to youngsters to help them cope. The Buddy Bag Foundation, which was founded in Burton by mum of three Karen Williams, has begun handing out an illustrated book written by…

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Scheme that helps children caught up in domestic abuse hits major milestone.

ONE woman’s dream of handing out 20,000 buddy bags to children caught in the middle of domestic abuse is a step closer after hitting a major donation milestone. Karen Williams, 54, of Linton, started the Buddy Bag Foundation in January with the aim of handing out 20,000 buddy bags to children who, along with a…

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All hands to the deck to help children from violent homes

Thoughtful Tamworth volunteers will reach a milestone this weekend as they pack their 500th ‘Buddy Bag’ for children affected by domestic violence. A team of 20 people will be gathering at St Peter’s Church Hall in Glascote Heath on Saturday to pack more rucksacks with spare clothes, a toy and a book for children who…

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Kids in emergency care get new buddy

Children who arrive at emergency care refuge centres in the West Midlands are now receiving Buddy Bags stocked with essential items, thanks to a new foundation set up to support children at one of the most vulnerable stages of their lives. The Buddy Bag Foundation was set up by Derbyshire entrepreneur Karen Williams in January…

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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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Buddy Bag Foundation hands out buddy bags to children caught in the middle of domestic abuse

CHILDREN caught up in the nightmare of domestic abuse are being handed a bag of goodies by a foundation set up to brighten up their lives. The Buddy Bag Foundation was set up in January by Karen Williams, a former director of the CTI Group, after she visited her son in Australia and witnessed the…

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