Southport Meols Rotary group donate schools in a bag to third world countries

Members of the Southport Meols Rotary club are helping give children in third world countries the chance of a better education through their School in a Bag scheme.

School in a Bag, say Rotarians, is a simple solution to help poor, orphan, vulnerable and disaster affected children throughout the world. Each bag is filled with stationery, learning resources and eating utensils that will enable a child to write, draw, colour, calculate, express themselves and above all learn.

Now the team at Southport Meols Rotary have donated their own bags to the scheme after a fundraising appeal where they sold off small knitted bunnies and chicks.

Rotary club member Lisa Carlin said: “We asked people to get knitting and squares started pouring in from groups of local knitters, friends and family.

“We could not sew the bunnies up fast enough and we had to recruit other club members to help with the sowing up process!

“We even had some very talented friends who were knitting chickens.

“A big thank you goes out to Bispham Road Post Office, Lathams The Bakers, Flutterby Salon, and local schools for selling our bunnies and chicks.

“Southport Meols Rotary managed to raise £360 from the sales and this has gone towards the School in a Bag project.”