Kids are boxing clever

Pupils at Cross Lane Primary School, Elland, who have filled a Courier Christmas shoebox for disadvantaged adults and children across Calderdale
Pupils at Cross Lane Primary School, Elland, who have filled a Courier Christmas shoebox for disadvantaged adults and children across Calderdale

Charitable children are considering others as they donate gifts to disadvantaged children and adults in the Courier Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

Pupils from Cross Lane School, Elland, have taken a shoebox - supplied by Community Foundation for Calderdale and distributed by Rotary for Calderdale - and filled with gifts for a child or adult in mind.

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Georgie-Leigh Whiting, 10, and Alex Park, nine, have filled shoeboxes with women’s toiletries.

Georgie-Leigh said: “I did mine for an adult as they don’t get as much as children at Christmas.”

Alex said: “I wanted to fill a shoebox as I’ve so many things and some people don’t get anything for Christmas.”

Riley Husband, eight, and Madeleine Nutton, four, filled shoeboxes for less fortunate children, the same age as them, with toys.

Riley said: “Children who don’t have as much as me might not get any toys so I wanted to give them something for Christmas.”

Madeleine said she wanted to give to a less fortunate little girl, her age.

Calderdale charities supporting men, women, girls and boys with various vulnerabilities hope to receive a Christmas shoebox from Calderdale Rotary to give to their clients and families, this Christmas.

Benefiting charities include: Age UK, Basement Project, Noah’s Ark Rainbows, Orangebox, Project Colt, SmartMove, and Calderdale Women’s Centre.

Collect your shoebox from Calderdale supermarkets and the Courier office and return before Christmas.

Rotarian Bryan Harkness said: “The gifts don’t have to cost a lot - it’s the thought that counts.”