Offwell pupils smash festive shoebox appeal target

PUBLISHED: 10:30 04 December 2017 | UPDATED: 09:23 06 December 2017

Offwell pupils proudly display their shoeboxes filled with gifts.

Offwell pupils proudly display their shoeboxes filled with gifts.

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The pupils rallied to support the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child initiative – which sees a shoebox of presents send to a child in another country.

Youngsters from Offwell Primary School have shown their support to children in need by sending them 17 shoeboxes full of goodies.

The pupils rallied to support the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child initiative – which sees a shoebox of presents sent to a child in another country.

Each class aimed to collect enough items to fill two shoeboxes for children of a similar age to them - one for a girl and one for a boy.

Although they only set a target of filling eight boxes, the pupils’ enthusiasm for the appeal saw them send a total of 17 boxes.

A spokeswoman for the school said: “The school council was overwhelmed by this response!

“They also wanted to thank Mrs Lanning, one of the parents, who helped organise and send the boxes for distribution and took them to the depot.”

For more information about the shoebox appeal, visit www.samaritans-purse.org.uk


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