Stracathro WRI collection

Pictured are, from left - Mary Gardner, Anne Leiper (president) and Helen Christie with the back packs

Pictured are, from left - Mary Gardner, Anne Leiper (president) and Helen Christie with the back packs

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Members of Stracathro WRI have rallied round to support the Backpack Project run by the charity Mary’s Meals.

And their efforts have seen enough items donated to fill a total of eight backpacks.

These backpacks will now be sent to Malawi, Liberia, Uganda, Romania and other countries where the supplies are required.

Each pack contains toothpaste, a toothbrush, soap, a towel, clothes, a notepad, pencils, ruler, crayons, a tennis ball.

Making backpacks is a seen as a more cost effective way to send these articles, rather than money, as the items which can be bought abroad are usually of poorer quality.