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Elstree & Borehamwood Rotary Club sends rucksacks to children in Liberia for charity Mary's Meals
Kind-hearted people determined to make sure school is not seen as a “luxury only for some” are collecting rucksacks to send to children in war-torn countries.
People have been donating backpacks to the Elstree and Borehamwood Rotary Club, to send to children in Liberia as part of a campaign backed by poverty charity Mary’s Meals.
Since the appeal was launched in January, they have collected around 30 bags - but Rotarian David Clout is hopeful the club will still reach its target of 50.
The 71-year-old said: “The amount of support we have had from everyone has been amazing but we are trying to get our hands on as many bags as possible.
“It is such a good cause, especially when you think how unfair it is that these kids have nothing. Many people don’t realise how important they are to these children.
“School should not be just a luxury for some and everyone should be entitled to an education. It could make so much difference.”
Members are also on the hunt for pens, pencils, crayons, erasers, towels, shorts, skirts, dresses, flip flops, sandals, soap, towels and toothbrushes for the project.
To take part in the campaign, fill an old rucksack with these or other items a school child might need and contact David Clout on 01923 854403.