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]