By chance, I came across the charity 'Angels for the Forgotten' who support children entering foster and crisis care. They make up care packages to give to children full of essentials plus some nice things like teddy's, colouring in books, diaries etc.
I gathered a sewing team together - mum and my two sisters - and we spent Sunday sewing all day, producing 35 tote style bags for the kids. Mum had spent days beforehand machine embroidering onto the fabric - so thanks to her, the bags are gorgeous and unique and I'm sure the kids will love recieving them.
Unfortunatly these bags will all be handed out within a month, a sad thought that there are so many children in need. I hope that this becomes an ongoing commitment on my behalf. If anyone would like to help, either with sewing or donations of material please let me know :)