Rotary Shoebox Scheme

Bumper year

Two pupils from Year 6 at St John's RC Primary School at Walmesley help to stack the shoeboxes

Local children are happy to help

FOUR local schools helped Turton Rotary Club to another successful year with their shoebox scheme.

Pupils from the schools are asked to fill boxes with items which will go to deprived children in eastern Europe in time for Christmas.

This year four schools took part and returned a bumper 220 boxes. The schools involved were St John's Bromley Cross, St Columbas Tonge Moor, Walmesley and Egerton Primary Schools.

David Magilton, chairman of Turton Rotary's International Committee, said: "We had another a terrific response from the children and the schools. They love helping to give deprived children something to open at Christmas.”

The shoeboxes were heading to Romania and the Ukraine and the 220 from Turton will add to the 55,000 shoeboxes that have been already collected and delivered.