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2,700 shoeboxes given to Calderdale’s disadvantaged

Volunteer Tony Mosses with filled shoeboxes for the Rotary Club appeal at Volunary Action Calderdale, Halifax.

Volunteer Tony Mosses with filled shoeboxes for the Rotary Club appeal at Volunary Action Calderdale, Halifax.

Your co-operation and generosity made the Courier and Rotary Christmas Shoebox Appeal a huge success.

Thanks to a charitable consciousness, the community of Calderdale made a massive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and adults.

The second annual campaign distributed and collected 2,700 shoeboxes to participating supermarkets and outlets across Calderdale, which were generously filled with gifts by caring individuals, schools and organisations.

Across Calderdale, 26 charities and causes received all submitted requests for their clients. The bulk of the orders were received by December 20 - in time for Christmas day.

Rotarian Bryan Harkness said: “Many thanks to everybody who generously gave to the shoebox appeal - the good folks of Calderdale have once again come up trumps!”

The campaign was supported by Voluntary Action for Calderdale and Community Foundation for Calderdale.

Shoebox Appeal organiser Mr Harkness would like to thank Soo Nevison for her involvement, Rotarians throughout Calderdale; in particular Wilson Simms and David Taylor, Community Foundation for Calderdale for commissioning the cost of the shoeboxes, and the public and schools for making donations.

“I would like to thank Uncle Tony who worked tirelessly sorting and checking every box,” said Mr Harkness.

It is hoped the success of 2013 will pave the way for a 2014 Shoebox Appeal.

 

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