Bags help well­be­ing of young­sters

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - What’s On -

Ash­ford-based char­ity CXK is ap­peal­ing to res­i­dents and busi­nesses to do­nate to its Well­be­ing Bags scheme this Christmas, which aims to sup­port more than 2,000 chil­dren and young peo­ple in man­ag­ing their emo­tional well­be­ing.

The Well­be­ing Bags ini­tia­tive forms an im­por­tant part of the char­ity’s Emo­tional Well­be­ing coun­selling ser­vice, which to date has de­liv­ered over 8,300 coun­selling ses­sions to chil­dren and young peo­ple aged 5-19 across Kent.

The bags con­tain a se­lec­tion of tools a child can use to man­age their emo­tional well­be­ing.

Each bag is per­son­alised specif­i­cally for the needs of each child, with items rang­ing from Play­dough, soft toys, fid­get toys and sen­sory balls through to colour­ing books, loom bands and bal­loons.

In the past year, 500 Well­be­ing Bags were dis­trib­uted, and the char­ity aims to dis­trib­ute a fur­ther 2,000 bags in 2018.

To make a do­na­tion text WELL22­fol­lowed by the amount you would like to do­nate to: 70070; or al­ter­na­tively visit https://tinyurl. com/y9­fas­rdy

They can be dropped at CXK, Well­be­ing Bags Scheme, The Old Court, Tufton Street, Ash­ford.

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