Last few days to make a difference, in the Shoebox Appeal 2013

Angie Gallagher, Bryan Harkness and Bev Greenwood with Rotary Club and Courier shoebox appeal at Tesco, King Cross.
Angie Gallagher, Bryan Harkness and Bev Greenwood with Rotary Club and Courier shoebox appeal at Tesco, King Cross.

It’s the final few days of the Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2013 - the campaign that aims to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and adults across Calderdale.

Rotarians of Calderdale will be collecting your shoeboxes right up until December 23.

Shoeboxes will be distributed to local charities who will give to their clients in time for Christmas day.

If you have a shoebox sat at home, in the car boot, or in the office, please remember to fill it and return to any of the participating outlets by December 22. Return to: Halifax: Courier reception, Harveys, Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s. Brighouse: Tesco. Elland: Morrisons. Hebden Bridge: Co-operative. Todmorden: Morrisons.

It’s the second year running of the campaign and once again public support has been phenomenal.

Calderdale Rotarian Bryan Harkness said: “Thank you to the public for once again showing generosity. We’re on target to giving out 2,500 parcels to less fortunate babies, children, teenagers, men women, and the elderly of Calderdale.”

Support and filled shoeboxes has come from an array of schools, organisations and individuals - thank you to you all.

Heptonstall Brownies and Leaders recently filled shoeboxes for children less fortunate than them, pictured.

Ladies4Networking of Halifax, swapped Secret Santa to fill shoeboxes for Calderdale’s disadvantaged. The business women filled more than ten shoeboxes with gifts suitable for men, women and children.

Rotarian Olwen Edwards said: “The ladies were incredibly generous bringing lots of toiletries, gloves and scarves.”

Thanks to all those who have donated shoeboxes for your generous spirit. Remember, hand them in if you haven’t already.