Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

Delivering shoeboxes for families in need.

2021 Christmas Shoebox appeal

After a very successful 2020 Christmas shoe box appeal, this year we have provided almost 450 shoeboxes,  helped by various partner schools, companies and businesses. Each shoebox contained either toys, items suitable for teenagers or household items and were marked accordingly, and have been distributed via various organisations to local families in need. 

Pictured are two of our E Group members, Katie and Stuart, delivering ninety Shoeboxes to the Bradford Metropolitan Foodbank. These will be delivered to various accredited Family and Children’s centres within the city in time to be handed out as Christmas presents. Also pictured is Debbie of Tesco Queensbury handing over a cheque for the appeal.

A further report will follow shortly.

2020 Christmas Shoebox appeal

Our 2020 Christmas shoe box appeal was highly successful.

We delivered a final count of 269 Shoeboxes to Pastor Mark Chenery of Queensbury Life Church recently.

This was a superb effort and the response not only from our members, but from our friends, relatives and the local community, was amazing. Whilst we can't mention everyone, particular mention must be made of Katie Ainley who, with the help of many friends, donated over one hundred of the Shoeboxes, the staff and pupils of Shibden Head Primary Academy who filled 35 shoeboxes, Tesco Queensbury for allowing us to use their store as a collection point and last but not least Bradford Ravens cheerleading team at Bradford University who organised a collection amongst their members. 

The appeal was organised by our Community Team Leader Tony Caunt and was coordinated by Trish Greenwood.

Pastor Mark was delighted to receive the boxes and said  " This will make such a difference to a great number of families in the Queensbury area who are suffering financial hardship and will be particularly welcome during the upcoming festive season".

Katie Ainley said she was "overwhelmed by the generosity of so many people from different walks of life and it is an eye opener to the work being done in the community by Rotary in the Bradford area".

Rotary Club president Richard Greenwood commented that he was "pleasantly surprised by the response to the appeal which not only will benefit so many needy families in the Queensbury area but showcased the work that Rotary continues to do on so many levels in Bradford."


Contact Trish Greenwood about this page:

(ALL fields required)

(If you are a Rotarian, please name your club.)

'What We Do' Main Pages:

Shoeboxes for Bradford Metropolitan Foodbank

Delivering shoeboxes for families in need.

Pupils meeting the animals

Links to our current and recently completed projects and events.



Our first project - Litter Picking in Horton Grange Park

Another string to our bow.

AnnE pointing out the water tank

Anne's African Adventures

Foodbank needs

We support Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank.


The response from our volunteers and friends this past 12 months and more has been amazing and we would like to say a big thank you.


You can follow us on social media to keep up to date with our projects.

Join our community

We need willing people to help us do more in the communities where we work.

Tree planting

Bradford West Sidekicks are members of the Bradford West Rotary Club. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things locally, nationally and internationally.


Rotary Club of Bradford West Charity Trust Fund, Charity number 1030339.


You can sign up here to to receive our Friends of Rotary email

Google Calendar

Our up and coming events on Google Calendar