Christmas box appeal is in full swing

Upper six students with shoeboxes for the appeal at Rastrick Independent School.
Upper six students with shoeboxes for the appeal at Rastrick Independent School.
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Shoeboxes are getting filled with gifts by residents across Calderdale - to brighten up Christmas for those in need.

The Courier and Rotary Christmas Appeal 2012 is in full swing with outlets across the area reporting filled shoeboxes rolling in - to benefit charities and organisations helping people in Calderdale.

Some of those set to receive the boxes include: homeless charity Calderdale SmartMove, drug and alcohol recovery programme The Basement Project and Overgate Hospice.

Olwen Edwards, of Sowerby Bridge Rotary, said: “The recipients will be delighted as, having peeked into many filled and returned boxes, those young and old who will be receiving them this Christmas will be highly delighted with their contents.

“Keep up the good charitable givings.”

There are three alternative fillings for the shoeboxes - children’s toys, toiletries and food.

Pick up your shoeboxes from the following outlets: in Halifax: The Courier, King Cross Street; Harveys Cook Shop; Tesco, King Cross; Sainsbury’s, Wade Street; Asda, Thrum Hall Lane; Tesco in Brighouse; the Co-operative in Elland; Tesco in Sowerby Bridge; the Co-operative in Hebden Bridge and Morrisons in Todmorden.

There will be manned stands with shoeboxes at Tesco in Sowerby Bridge on Friday November 16, Tesco King Cross on Thursday November 15 and Halifax’s Sainsburys and Asda on Friday November 16.