Starting a Comfort Bag Scheme for your local hospital

Can you believe that it's been three years since we started the Comfort Bag scheme on a Regional Level?

After the initial success of the scheme in Greater Manchester West County, our members have taken part in this heart-warming initiative to provide handmade bags containing small toiletries and care items, to people in their times of need. 

Since launching the scheme in Girlguiding North West England last year, we’ve supported thousands of people in their times of need by delivering over 10,000 bags to lots of different hospitals, hospices, Womens' Refuges, homeless shelters and other organisations.

We’ve also supported some of the victims of the Manchester Attacks and Grenfall Tower Tragedy through this scheme.

Since initial launch of the Girlguiding North West England Comfort Bag Scheme, Greater Manchester West has been gifted their own bench, by the SWAN nurses. That's not all; the county has also been honoured with a Queen's Award for Voluntary service - the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK - for their dedication to the Comfort Bag Scheme. 

Why don't you help us take the scheme even further and reach even more people in need? 

If you are interested in setting up a Comfort Bag scheme in your local area, please read all of the information below and contact us on

Download the Comfort Bag Information here. 

Download the Comfort Bag - Editable Poster here.