Giving family fills boxes for local children

Rotary shoeboxes fill by the Fox and Decosa family. Pictured are Talia, Sam, Andreas, Evie, Joe and Cara
Rotary shoeboxes fill by the Fox and Decosa family. Pictured are Talia, Sam, Andreas, Evie, Joe and Cara
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People of Calderdale, thank you for your sincere support in the campaign that will bring joy to children, men and women, this Christmas day.

For the second year running, the Rotaries of Calderdale, Voluntary Action for Calderdale and Halifax Courier have teamed in the Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2013.

We have asked you to collect and fill shoeboxes for girls, boys, men, women and elderly who need extra loving and support from society.

Your generosity will make a big difference to the life of a child or adult, this Christmas.

And, once again people of Calderdale, you have come up trumps in showing your support.

Schools, organisations and individuals have generously filled shoeboxes.

Andreas Decosa and Sam Fox of Greetland wanted their children Joe, 14, Evie, 13, Talia, 11, and Cara, eight, to think about others less fortunate, this Christmas.

Miss Fox, of Woodfield Drive, said: “We wanted our children who are privileged to consider those less fortunate. The children have put a lot of thought into the gifts.”

The family filled six children’s shoeboxes including toys, sweets, and scarves.

Pupils at Brighouse High School have been busy filling shoeboxes suitable for adults and children.

Rotarian David Taylor said he has collected 213 shoeboxes from the high school and 125 boxes from St Chads C of E, Hove Edge.

“It’s been a fantastic effort from the school’s,” he said.

Rotarian Bryan Harkness said: “We’ve given out 2,500 shoeboxes thanks to charitable people of Calderdale - now the big push is on getting the back and giving them out.”