Inspiring help from a whole new generation
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.
Amaarah Mian-cudmore packs a backpacks and, above centre, handing them out to homeless people