In­spir­ing help from a whole new gen­er­a­tion

Gloucestershire Echo - - NEWS - By MIL­LIE REEVES

NOM­I­NA­TIONS for the 2019’s West Women of the Year awards are set to close to­day – but there is still time to put your favourite in the mix.

The cam­paign is cel­e­brat­ing in­cred­i­ble women, young and old, through­out the south west across all walks of life.

And we want to hear about the in­spir­ing women mak­ing a pos­i­tive im­pact across busi­ness, sport, STEM, vol­un­teer­ing, the char­i­ta­ble sec­tor and the BAME com­mu­nity.

One young­ster is show­ing com­pas­sion be­yond her years dur­ing the cold snap.

Amaarah Mian-cud­more, 10 and from Bris­tol, was driven to do some­thing to help those liv­ing on the streets.

She en­listed school friends to help pack and dis­trib­ute back­packs of sup­plies to the city’s home­less com­mu­nity.

She is look­ing to build on that work sby col­lect­ing toi­letry bags, much like the ones you get from air­lines, and fill­ing them with essen­tials to help peo­ple cope with the win­ter weather.

These bags will in­clude new warm socks, toi­letries (in­clud­ing a tooth­brush and tooth­paste) and a gift card to buy food or a hot drink.

Amaarah is plan­ning to dis­trib­ute these in the next cou­ple of weeks.

To help boost do­na­tions, the young­ster has put an ap­peal out to her school and through lo­cal shops and li­braries.

To raise money for the gift cards and other con­tents of the bags, she has set up a page at just­giv­ing.com/crowd­fund­ing/amaarah-mian-cud­more. » If you know some­one wor­thy of a West Women of the Year Award, or you have an in­cred­i­ble achieve­ment you would like to share, visit west­womenofthe year. co.uk.

with a team of vol­un­teers

Amaarah Mian-cud­more packs a back­packs and, above cen­tre, hand­ing them out to home­less peo­ple

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