Buddy Bags Donated To Vulnerable Tasmanian Children

Alannah and Madeline Foundation ‘Buddy Bags’ were today donated to vulnerable Tasmanian children entering emergency accommodation, to provide some comfort at a time of need.

Children and Youth Services received a donation of 97 bags from the Tasmania Police Charity Trust.

Charity Trust Deputy Chair, Police Deputy Commissioner, Scott Tilyard said:

“Being moved into emergency accommodation can be swift and traumatic for a child and often leaves them facing unfamiliar surroundings with nothing more than the clothing they are wearing.

“Feeling scared, alone, and in need of comfort, the donation of a Buddy Bag which contains all the essential items a child may need and an all-important teddy bear can make a positive difference to a distressed child.

“One of the primary goals of the Tasmania Police Charity Trust is to support disadvantaged children and I’m pleased to be handing a cheque today to the Alannah & Madeline Foundation to provide the Buddy Bags,” he said.

Receiving the donation was Foundation Patron, Her Excellency, Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AC, Governor of Tasmania.

A further 20 bags were donated by the Family Law Practitioners Association.

[2 March 2018]

Tasmania Police Charity Trust cheque handover to Alannah and Madeline Foundation and Buddy Bags

Cheque handover pictured L-R: Alannah & Madeline Foundation Patron, Her Excellency, Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AC, Governor of Tasmania; Tasmania Police Charity Trust Deputy Chair, Police Deputy Commissioner, Scott Tilyard; Alannah and Madeline Foundation, General Manager of Programs, Linda Barry; Mr Warner.