SHOEBOXES FULL OF CHRISTMAS CHEER
SHOEBOXES FILLED WITH CHRISTMAS CHEER
Pupils from eight local primary schools, with the help of parents and teachers, filled more than 800 shoe boxes with gifts to bring Christmas cheer to orphans and elderly people in Eastern and Central European countries.
The shoe boxes were provided by our Club as part of a countrywide Rotary Shoebox Scheme.
Club President Geoffrey Turner said: By filling a simple shoebox with toys or household goods, pupils and their parents, with the help of enthusiastic teachers, are once again putting some joy into the life of a good many disadvantaged children and old people in places like Moldova and Belarus.
Since 2004 local primary schools have filled nearly 11,000 shoeboxes supplied and collected by this Club.
The Harpenden shoeboxes joined the many others filled by schoolchildren throughout the country. In all, some 60,000 shoeboxes crossed Europe in lorries driven by volunteer Rotarians.