Walsall pupils ‘changing world’ with act of kindness

Pupils at a school in the Black Country have raised more than £180 and donated 'buddy bags' to help support children who enter emergency care after fleeing violent situations at home.

Hydesville Tower School students with their buddy bags which were handed to a women’s refuge in the area
Hydesville Tower School students with their buddy bags which were handed to a women’s refuge in the area

Hydesville Tower School in Walsall made the 'buddy bags' for Global Be Well Day in September for children fleeing domestic violence, containing both essential and comforting items for children - many of whom arrive in refuge with only the clothes they are wearing.

During half term, Mrs Dhadda had the pleasure of delivering the bags personally to the local women’s refuge.

She said: “A huge thank you to pupils and parents for their generosity. We received more than 100 extra items and raised more than £180 for the charity. Every item was delivered to the refuge and the money will be donated to the Buddy Bag Foundation.”

A spokesman from the Women’s Refuge said: “I would like to thank each any every person who helped make up the buddy bags for my centre. It makes our children so happy to receive these rucksacks full of lovely things.

"You put smiles on the faces of our children. Then these children wear these smiles out and about. This makes other people smile. You are literally changing the world with your acts of kindness. Thank you so much, superheroes of Hydesville School!”

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