Every month staff at TorFX like to do their bit for charity and help to raise both money and awareness for a different cause.
For our first sponsored charity of 2019 staff chose to support the Buddy Bag Foundation, a nationwide charity created in response to the rising number of children entering emergency accommodation in the UK.
Children fleeing violent home situations rarely have the opportunity to leave with more than the clothes on their backs, losing their familiar toys and comforts along with their sense of security.
In the midst of this traumatic upheaval the Buddy Bag Foundation aims to give these children back a source of comfort, helping to smooth the path to their new life with the gift of a few important items.
Each buddy bag is packed with essential items that a child needs, including toiletries and pyjamas as well as much-needed comfort items like books and a teddy bear.
The contents of each bag is tailored to suit the needs of various age groups – ranging from babies all the way up to 13-16 year olds.
Since the very first buddy bags were packed in May 2015 the Buddy Bag Foundation has packed more than 16,000 bags for children across the UK.
During January TorFX staff raised £430 for the Buddy Bag Foundation through sponsored weekly dress down, taking the opportunity to wrap up warmer while helping to support this important cause.
On receiving our donation Karen Williams, Founder of the Buddy Bag Appeal, said:
‘Buddy Bag Foundation would like to thank TorFX for choosing us as their Charity of the Month. Together, we can raise awareness and essential funds to continue to provide Buddy bags to children in emergency care. Together, we can make a real difference.’
If you want to learn more about the Buddy Bag Foundation or offer your own support to the charity, be it through donations or volunteering, then head over to their website.
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