Rucksacks for Refugees

(Posted on 02/12/15)

Rucksacks for RefugeesUCML would like to say a huge well done to everyone involved with ‘Rucksacks for Refugees’. Rucksacks for Refugees is a scheme which aimed to collect children's rucksacks full of ‘goodies and essentials’ for Syrian refugees. In Wrexham and surrounding areas, the scheme managed to collect and make a massive 308 rucksacks in one month! The idea behind the scheme came as result of a campaign launched by eight year old Regan McNeill of Blackpool, creating small rucksacks for children in countries who have been forced from their homes due to the ongoing conflict in Syria. The scheme quickly gained attention nationwide, inspiring Kelly Ashbury from Wrexham to organise a similar rucksack initiative for the area. Kelly teamed up with Kimberley and Regan who were running the scheme in Blackpool, and together the combined count is an incredible 534 rucksacks. Also £568.56 in cash has been raised and £120 donated on the Go Fund Me page. Including Kimberley's donations, approximately £2000 has been raised for the charity to use towards transport. To find out more about ‘Rucksacks for Refugees’ you can visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/rucksacksforrefugeechildren/?fref=ts