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Hundred charity boxes for needy

Great Steeping Primary School has been filling shoeboxes for the Rotary's annual charity appeal.

Great Steeping Primary School has been filling shoeboxes for the Rotary's annual charity appeal.

Charitable pupils at Great Steeping Primary School have once again managed to collect and fill one hundred Christmas boxes for a charity campaign.

This is the fifth year the children have managed to take part in the Rotary Shoebox Scheme, providing a total of 500 boxes full of gifts to youngsters in Romania and other poverty stricken places.

Earlier in the year, the school was presented with a certificate and t-shirts by the The Rotary Club to honour it as a Rotakids club, sponsored by the charity.

“Each year, parents of the children give so generously to help fill the boxes and it is something the pupils enjoy doing,” said a school spokesperson.

The shoebox scheme helps send out gifts throughout the year to many different countries in central and eastern Europe.

Children at the school filled boxes with lots of toys and items to suit a range of ages as the boxes are used as presents in the orphanages, homes and hospitals.

The Standard’s latest appeal with the Rotary Shoebox Scheme came to a close last Friday. The public donated boxes in triple figures, which will now be delivered to the needy.

 

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