Soroptimist Rugby knit teddies for children affected by Ebola

Some of the travelling teddies
Some of the travelling teddies

A group of Rugby women hope their handiwork will bring joy to children affected by the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone.

Members of Soroptimist International of Rugby have sent 30 knitted teddies to the West African nation

In November Soroptimists in the UK sent two containers to Sierra Leone with rice and other foods, medicines and isolation suits for medical staff dealing with the disease.

Janet Hodgson of Rugby Soroptimists said: “A big thank you to all our friends in Rugby who are knitting for us and a happy Christmas to you all.”

Soroptimist International of Rugby are part of a worldwide organisation of women working to advance human rights and the status of women in the UK and beyond.

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