Cubs send schoolbags around world to help others

A TEAM of busy Cubs from Bognor Regis District Scouts has helped other children go to school.

The Cubs recently packed equipment for the School in a Bag charity.

The youngsters, with help from Bognor Regis Rotary Club, handed £500 to the charity to provide key school equipment to children in developing countries around the world.

Richard Beckett, the chairman of Bognor Regis District Scout Council, said: “In Bognor’s new Scout headquarters, the Cubs were set to work and soon had a pile of packed school bags ready to be sent to poor, orphaned or disaster-affected children when and wherever the need arises.

“Each bag is numbered. Every Cub will be able to track the bag they packed and, eventually, will be hoping to make contact with the school and children being helped.”

Luke Simon, one of the founder members from the charity, visited Bognor with all the 34 kits which had been paid for by the Cubs’ fundraising.

Their efforts had been match funded by the Rotarians.

The Cubs raised the money through events such as a Christmas carol service and a bring and buy sale.

Each bag contains essential items such as pens, paper and pencils.

A bag costs £15 to fill and more than 34,000 of them have been sent around the world.