Women here in Britain take for granted a whole bathroom full of all the things we need to keep ourselves fresh and comfortable each day. In the refugee camps this is a more difficult business altogether and dignity can be in short supply.
To help with the plight of women in the camps in the middle east – who are already in distress and discomfort because they have had to leave their homes – the charity known as ‘Samara’s Aid’ have suggested parishes put together dignity bags full of basic essentials.
Richard and Bridget Sear have kindly donated the brightly-coloured bags and last weekend St Joseph’s parishioners made a great start with all the stock being issued for filling.
If you could please return the bags by mid March it would be appreciated. Each bag contains a list of suggested items that we wouldn’t and they shouldn’t be without!