A radio station wants listeners to give bags of support to Syrian refugees by helping to feed and clothe them.
MKFM has offered up its brand new studios as a drop-off point for packed bags filled with supplies, which will be delivered where they are needed most.
To get involved all you have to do is fill a rucksack, holdall, tote bag or small suitcase with items like clothes, toiletries, bottled water and tinned foods.
The brains behind the Bags of Support project is Sarahlyn Wilson, from Peter’s Law, who got presenter Vicki McCarthy on board to bring the appeal to life - and they have already been inundated with donations.
Vicki said: “Like many, I have been watching the news and reading the papers and getting very upset by the images and stories regarding the refugees.
“I was of course especially moved by the children getting caught up in all it and those sadly losing their lives.
“So when Saralyn contacted me, this seemed like the perfect way to help.”
The team at Peter’s Law will be arranging to deliver the bags to where they are needed as quickly as possible.
You can help on your own or ask your workplace, school, community group or place of worship like to help.
Also, why not tweet a photo of you and your packed bag, with thehashtag #mkbagsofsupportappeal and encourage others to donate.
Vicki added: “So far, the response has been amazing, we are really grateful for everyone’s help, but more supplies are needed.
“No matter how big or small the donations, each one is making a difference.”
> Bags should include items such as:
Silver ‘first aid’ blankets
First aid kits
Antiseptic hand gel
Coats (Baby, Child, Adult)
Hats (Baby, Child, Adult)
Scarves (Baby, Child, Adult)
Socks (Baby, Child, Adult)
Gloves (Baby, Child, Adult)
Underwear (Child, Adult)
Sanitary Towels / Tampons
Body wash / gel
Nappy rash cream
Jars of baby food
Baby milk power
Food supplement drinks
Packets of dried fruits
Plastic cutlery / crockery
Packets of non perishable food (Dried rice, noodles, pasta etc.)
Tinned foods (Beans, fish, rice pudding, vegetables etc.)
> Drop the bags off at MKFM’s studios at Intu, CMK, opposite GAP on the Midsummer Boulevard side of the shopping centre, Monday to Friday, 7am-7pm.