Cubs use crisp packets to help the homeless

The Cub Pack at St George’s, Norwich, have been turning crisp packets into insulating blankets for the homeless.

The youngsters have been working towards their Environmental Conservation Badge.

And section assistant, Joe Savage, who is spending a year as a CAFOD intern, had an idea.

Joe attended COP26 and knew people who had made insulating blankets from crisp packets.

The Cubs all agreed they should give this a go, so they started collecting empty crisp packets from friends and family.

On December 1 they set to work with a busy production line. Some cubs were cutting the packets open, others washing them, others drying them.

The cubs made 10 insulating blankets in one evening.

These have now been donated to a charity in Norwich that supports people sleeping on the streets.

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