Business world shows support to local appeal

Rotary shoebox campaign is hoping to get business support in this year's shoebox appeal. Chris Reynolds, Veronica Mullins, Ian Firth and Sinead Sopala.
Rotary shoebox campaign is hoping to get business support in this year's shoebox appeal. Chris Reynolds, Veronica Mullins, Ian Firth and Sinead Sopala.

Halifax businesses pledged their support to the voluntary sector at a monthly networking meeting.

Halifax Rotary president Ian Firth visited corporate professionals at a Halifax meeting to appeal to employers and employees to support this year’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

Mr Firth took 50 shoeboxes to the event at Maggie’s Bar, Fountain Street, and all were taken by attendees who will return them filled with Christmas gifts suitable for male and female children, teenagers, adults and older people.

Halifax’s Royal Sun Alliance, Ramsden Solicitors and Elland’s Marshalls and Heritage Business Centre have pledged their support to the Courier and Rotary campaign which aims to make a difference to disadvantaged individuals across the region.

More than 200 shoeboxes have been taken in corporate support and it is hoped more support will be generated following the networking meeting, said Ian.

“We’ve had an overwhelming response this year and new corporate support has only benefitted this year’s response to the appeal.

“The event was also an opportunity to share the importance of the work the Rotary does within the community.”

Collect your shoebox from Halifax’s Harveys, Tesco and Sainsbury’s and return by December 12.