Bizzi helpin’ Amir’s refugee appeal

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A Chorley business has joined forces with boxer Amir Khan to provide warmth to refugees this Christmas.

Euxton-based baby brand Bizzi Growin is teaming up with the Amir Khan Foundation and charity Penny Appeal to help those in need.

“It’s reported that there are over 1,000 babies and children in various refugee camps around Europe and also in the UK and as a baby brand we just couldn’t sit back and do nothing.”

Rebecca Rowlands

It has pledged to give 1,000 baby blankets, 359 sleeping bags and 195 cot bed sets, totalling more than £15,000, to support the recent refugee crisis in Europe and those in need in the UK.

Rebecca Rowlands, head of product development at Bizzi Growin, said: “Christmas is a very special time of year but unfortunately not everyone can enjoy the festive season.

“It’s reported that there are over 1,000 babies and children in various refugee camps around Europe and also in the UK and as a baby brand we just couldn’t sit back and do nothing.”

In total the firm supported six organisations with the charitable donation.

The Amir Khan Foundation worked with one of its delivery partners, the Penny Appeal, which the two-time former world champion boxer worked with recently on donations to Lesbos.

Amir said: “There are thousands of people that need support and we’re only too happy to work alongside our delivery partner the Penny Appeal and it’s great to see organisations like Bizzi Growin donating products that will really help.

“I’d be devastated to see my child in that position and the blankets and sleeping bags will provide warmth and comfort for many during difficult times.”

The Penny Appeal will hand out the donations alongside water, food and other vital supplies on Christmas Day as part of the support it is providing to the Amir Khan Foundation.