Rotary Shoebox Scheme

Bumper year


Our pictures show children from Moorside and St John's helping load the vans

Local children are happy to help

The Rotary Club of Turton had another successful year when eight local schools and nurseries took part in the shoebox scheme, which sees them sent to underprivileged children.


President Alan Smith said: “A shoebox is very often the first present that a child will ever receive and when it arrives it lets them know that somebody, somewhere, cares. The shoeboxes will be sent to children and teenagers in Eastern Europe who are in orphanages, hospitals and those that have no home and live on the streets.


"A magnificent total of 414 shoeboxes were collected with many of them beautifully decorated by the children who gave the shoeboxes.”


The schools taking part this year were: St John's (Bromley Cross), St Columbas,  Walmsley,  Egerton,  Moorside Primary Schools, Eagley Infant School, Eagley School Nursery and  Beechwood Nursery.

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