KidsOut Christmas

Bathavon Rotary Club and KidsOut bring Christmas joy to children’s refugees

KidsOut Toy Box

The local Bathavon Rotary Club has teamed up with national children’s charity KidsOut to provide Christmas presents to survivors of domestic violence. Children who are living in refuges across the Bath area will receive a box of brand-new toys and games to enjoy over the upcoming festive period.

Christmas is always tough for families in refuge, with this year set to be harder than usual because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Most children arrive at refuge with only the clothes on their back, restricted to a single room with their mother and siblings. Mothers struggle to provide basic essentials, let alone toys for their children at Christmas.

Throughout its 50 year history Bathavon Rotary Club, through their fundraising activities,have prioritised helping disadvantaged and at risk children.

As part of Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland, Bathavon Rotary Club is part of a nationwide campaign to provide a Rotary Christmas Toy Box to ‘Every Refuge, Every Child’.

Thanks to local fundraising efforts, Bathavon Rotary Club will be funding 20 boxes of brand-new toys to help support children’s mental health and make the world a little kinder. Each box will contain over £80 worth of gender/age appropriate toys designed to promote social and educational development and family bonding. The boxes will be packed by KidsOut and distributed straight to refuge for mothers to give to their children in time for Christmas.

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