Time to hand in your Christmas goodie boxes

Amazing: Rotary Co-ordinator Bryan Harkness with the shoeboxes
Amazing: Rotary Co-ordinator Bryan Harkness with the shoeboxes

WE have been bowled over by your support – but we need a bit more help!

The Courier and Rotary Christmas shoebox appeal has been exceptionally popular and a whopping 1,700 of you have collected a box to fill with festive goodies and make the Christmas wish of children across Central and Eastern Europe come true.

But to make sure the boxes land on a needy child’s lap in time for Christmas, we need them back to any of our collections points by November 25.

If you’ve yet to fill them remember they can be made for a boy or girl, and you can specify the age of the person who should receive it. If you want to pack a household box full of things for all the family, just mark it for them. Schools, nurseries, shops and businesses have all got involved and people of all ages have taken part.

Halifax Courier group editor Tim Robinson said: “It’s fantastic that so many big-hearted Calderdale people have already responded to our appeal – and shows how kind and generous people here really are.

“If you’ve taken a box to fill, please get it back as soon you can so we can send it to a needy child in time for Christmas.”

Boxes can be returned to: The Courier reception, Storah Architects in Todmorden, Jayne Brearley and Co Solicitors in Sowerby Bridge, Tesco at King Cross and Sowerby Bridge, Asda at Thrum Hall, Morrisons in Illingworth, The Pot Stop in Hebden Bridge, Kier Woodward Travel in Elland and The Paper Shop on Stainland Road, West Vale.