Teds spread education

‘School in a Bag ‘ charity

‘School in a Bag ‘ charity - Credit: Archant

Members of the Inner Wheel Club of Exmouth have been busily knitting teddy bears with their own little carry bags, to donate to poor children in Asia and Africa.

The bags will go to the School in a Bag charity.

The charity aims to help the 20 per cent of the world’s children who will never go to school.

Each ‘schoolbag’ is filled with stationery, learning resources and eating utensils that will enable a child to write, draw, colour, calculate, learn and eat a school meal.

Susan Naile, of The Inner Wheel Club of Exmouth, said: “It is probably the only meal the children will have each day.

“It was suggested and seemed a good idea for the children, where possible, to have a teddy of their own in its own carry bag.

“So far, 47 have been completed, with more in the pipeline.”

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A spokesman for the charity thanked the Inner Wheel Club, adding: “An education for these children could be their passport to a life out of hardship and poverty.”

For more information, go to www.schoolinabag.org

To find out more about the Inner Wheel Club of Exmouth, contact susan.naile@sky.com