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Weʼre raising £500 to To help Comfort U Bag's provide more essential comfort bags for children going into foster care.

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I am attempting to complete a 24hr Wodathon on November 15th & 16th, this will involve doing 24 45 min workouts back to back with 15 mins of rest in between. I will be starting at 07:15 am on 15th and finishing at 07:00 am on the 16th.

I am doing this to try and raise funds for Comfort U Bag's, please read Sian's story below.....

Every year thousands of children enter the foster care system in the UK. Most arrive carrying little more than the clothes on their backs. If they are afforded the opportunity to collect any personal belongings, many are then given a plastic bag in which to place and carry their personal items. It is a time of great upheaval and instability, and their first foster home placement is unlikely to be their last.

I am an ex foster carer for Bristol City Council. I believe that every child deserves to feel a sense of dignity and that every child going into care deserves to pack their belongings in a special bag that they can call their own. My vision is to provide a proper bag, filled with comfort and essential items, to these brave children in foster care on their journey to find their forever home.

I call this idea Comfort U Bags (CUBs) and in July 2017 set about establishing the initiative with an amazing team!

The backpacks are purchased through fundraising and then anyone can ‘adopt a CUB’ which involves taking a backpack and filling it using a content list which has been approved by Social Services; although the content is standard and items must be new to preserve the dignity of the recipient, the adopters have the autonomy to choose brands and retailers.

The average cost of a bag and all contents is £30.

Completed CUBs are delivered to Social Services and are then placed with children as they transition into care.

To keep CUBs going year on year we need to fundraise for the backpacks so any donations are very much appreciated!!!

£1000 = 100+ backpacks

Thanks for your support!"

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    Page last updated on: 11/12/2018 9:48 PM

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    12

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 12, 2018

      And you are an inspiration to us all keep up the good work, p.s i love your lighting install x

      £30.00

    • Jack stone

      Jack stone

      Nov 12, 2018

      Good luck!

      £10.00

    • Shannon Stephenson

      Shannon Stephenson

      Nov 11, 2018

      £20.00

    • Charlotte Chambers & Rich Groome

      Charlotte Chambers & Rich Groome

      Nov 10, 2018

      Good luck Andrea!

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 8, 2018

      £20.00

    • Sarah & Steve

      Sarah & Steve

      Nov 8, 2018

      Good luck!

      £20.00

    • Carole Berry

      Carole Berry

      Nov 6, 2018

      Good luck Andrea xxx

      £50.00

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    Tetbury, UK

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