Start filling those boxes with goodies

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THEY’RE being filled thick and fast!

The Courier-backed Christmas Shoebox appeal, run by Rotary clubs across Britain, is very much alive in Hebden Bridge.

Members of Hebden branch of Rotary set up their stall in St George’s Square for shoppers to pick up a box. President Roger Benn dropped off the first shoebox to the Pot Stop in Hebden Bridge.

All you have to do is buy a box from a pick-up point across Calderdale, pay £1 for transport and fill it with goodies for a needy child in central and eastern Europe.

Shoeboxes can contain anything from toys, educational items or small household goods such as soap, toothpaste, envelopes, paper and pens.

It will bring joy ato children in countries including Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, Bulgaria and other parts of eastern Europe.

It will be the first present many have ever received and we want to show them that someone – even someone who has never met them – cares.

The stall will be set up again on Saturday from 10am until 3.30pm.