One thousand jumpers have been sent to Africa to help children in need keep warm, thanks to the efforts of some Bendigo residents.
Bendigo’s Paul and Lisa Banks, founders of the Children in Ethiopia Foundation, worked with Frontline Stores to secure the donation of the 1000 jumpers for orphans and school students at the Grace Center in northern Ethiopia, after hearing it was in need of warm clothing for its children.
The jumpers made their way to their new owners with the help of Chris Richards, who heads up Bendigo-based company Apiam Animal Health.
Mr Richards assisted with the packaging and freight of the jumpers.
“A lot of the time logistics is the last and hardest part of the equation, so it’s great on this occasion to have support,” Mr Banks said.
The Children of Ethiopia Foundation aims to help children in the African nation through small- and medium-scale grassroots projects.