Students join appeal to help clothe babies born into poverty

Tuesday 08 January 2013 Updated: 09/01 10:16

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STUDENTS in Worcester have joined forces with Rotarians to help clothe new born babies and young orphans in two countries blighted by poverty.

Worcester Vigornia Rotary Club has teamed up with various groups and organisations including BTEC students at Worcester Sixth Form College and Worcester Community Trust to collect baby clothes which will be sent out to Romania and Moldova.

They are on the lookout for good quality, clean items that are suitable for children up to two years of age which will then be shipped out to the two countries to help clothe youngsters in orphanages and maternity units.

Perdiswell Young People’s Leisure Centre and Lyppard Grange Community Centre are among the other organisations that are also helping to collect donations.

Rachel Briggs, tutor at Worcester Sixth Form College, said: “The BTEC Child Care students have taken this Rotary project to their hearts. They have already collected bags of clothes from fellow students, friends and families and will continue collecting during January. The students know this project will make an enormous difference to the lives of young children who currently have very little appropriate clothing."

People can leave items of clothing at the following partner community centres up until January 25:

HORIZON Community Centre, Midland Road; King George V Community Centre, Brickfields; Lyppard Grange Community Centre;

Perdiswell Young Peoples Leisure Centre; Ronkswood Community Centre, Canterbury Road; St John’s Youth Centre; The Green Centres, Gresham Road; The Tolly Centre, Rose Avenue and Warndon Community Centre, Shap Drive

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