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Shoebox appeal

 

A small shoebox can make a massive impact on a child who might not otherwise receive anything else this Christmas. Since 1990 millions of children around the world have received a shoebox filled with simple gifts and toys sent by children and families in the UK and other countries. At St. Mary's we were privileged to hear a lady called Daniela speak about her experience of receiving a shoebox full of presents whilst growing up in war torn Serbia - in the midst of all the chaos that her family found themselves in, she had a gift which meant everything to her - and still does - she has kept a doll from the shoebox which her little daughter now plays with. 
 
If you would like to get involved this year, this is all you need to do:
 
1. Get an old shoe box.
2. Wrap it with Christmas paper.
3. Fill it with simple gifts from the list given by Samaritan's Purse, the organisation who run the scheme. There are lots of ideas for the kind of things to include here.
4. Either pay £5:00 online here, or add a cheque for £5:00 and write on the lid whether it is for a boy or a girl.
5. Bring it to St Mary's church by Sunday, 19 November (or if you are a parent at the primary school, you can drop the box off at school by Friday, 17 November).
 
You can find out lots more on the Samaritan's Purse website or by picking up one of the leaflets that are in church.
Church Office & Vicar - 01580 211739   hugh.nelson@ymail.com