Anyone booking holidays abroad could help local communities by signing up to a new initiative.

 Travellers who have booked flights to Thailand may wish to get involved with a new scheme, which could benefit people living in the country.

Broadcaster and travel writer Kate Humble has set up the Stuff Your Rucksack scheme so that when people visit a particular place – such as a small school – they can leave messages on a website to let other travellers know if people in the area need anything.

Those panning a trip to the same destination can then bring these items with them and donate them to the school, project or organisation upon arrival.

“I started the site out of frustration as I have travelled to many developing countries and come across so many small projects that needed things I could have easily brought with me, had I been able to find out in advance,” Ms Humble explains.

The television personality is perhaps best-known for presenting shows such as Tomorrow’s World, Top Gear and more, recently BBC2’s Wild in Africa alongside Ben Fogle.

Written by Nicholas Scott

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