Bourton Meadow Academy (BMA) supports Buckingham’s Backpack project in aid of Mary’s Meals

Bourton Meadow Academy (BMA) supports the Rotary Club of Buckingham’s Backpack project in aid of Mary’s Meals

More than 30 filled backpacks, ready for shipment to chronically poor children in countries such as Malawi, Liberia and Haiti have been provided by students from BMA, Buckingham.  Each backpack contains basic school items like pens, pencils, notebooks, erasers and sharpeners along with suitable clothing so that the children can attend school and gain a basic education providing an escape from poverty.

BMA has become another of the local schools participating in this fantastic project, which now includes Akeley Wood, Buckingham Primary, St James and St John and the George Grenville Academy.  Our thanks to the teachers, parents and in particular the students for taking part and helping to make a real difference to these overseas children from such poor families.

Buckingham Rotary President Janis Harding said “It is fantastic to see the engagement of the children in this recycling and sharing project.  The enthusiasm, support and understanding from such young people is overwhelming and is a great tribute to our local families and community”.

If your school, local group or organisation would like to get involved with the Backback project or would like further information about this or other projects, charities or activities that the Rotary Club of Buckingham supports, please make contact with Rotarian President Janis Harding by emailing her at

Buckingham Rotary raises thousands of pounds each year for local charities, as well as supporting international initiatives. We regularly meet socially and always welcome new members to join us in the service of our local community and the wider world. For more information, please contact Jeff Samwell ( email

Lindsey Fealey
Buckingham Rotary
31st January 2019

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