Spalding Guardian readers and schools in Spalding, Cowbit, Moulton and Gosberton Clough and Risegate back shoebox appeal
Generous Spalding Guardian readers packed nearly 30 shoeboxes with gorgeous gifts to spread a little happiness to people living in poverty.
David Spenceley, from the Rotary Club of South Holland, collected the shoeboxes from our offices in Francis Street, Spalding, on Tuesday.
Together with the latest contributions from our local schools, it means David will have an amazing 276 shoeboxes to send to people in eastern Europe who might otherwise receive nothing for Christmas.
Spalding Guardian editor Jeremy Ransome said: "Our readers always respond magnificently to the Rotary appeal and we want to thank them once again for their generosity.
"Our schools have been truly amazing because - collectively - they have filled around 450 shoeboxes to bring joy to some of eastern Europe's poorest people at Christmas."
As well as 75 shoeboxes filled by Spalding Grammar School and our 29, there were 81from Spalding St John’s Primary School, 43 from Moulton’s John Harrox Primary School, 33 from Gosberton Clough and Risegate Primary School and 15 from Cowbit St Mary Primary School.
As reported previously, Spalding Academy arranged their own delivery of more than 200 shoeboxes to the Rotary International appeal.
David says all of the shoeboxes collected this week will be distributed in time for the Christmas festivities.
He said: "We really appreciate the fact that so many people take the time and the trouble to fill these boxes with gifts and we look forward, hopefully, to their continued support in future years.
"We want to thank the Spalding Guardian and Lincolnshire Free Press readers and our schools for taking part."
* The shoeboxes go to people living in Ukraine, Moldova and Romania.
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