Friendship boxes for Ukrainian children

Project to prepare Friendship boxes for children in Ukraine

Ruth with the boxes

Friendship Boxes

After receiving an email from Rotary GB and I Ukraine Crisis Taskforce and Rotary District 1220 I attended a zoom meeting in September 2023. The Community and Youth Committee decided the Friendship Boxes for the children who had to shelter underground during attacks from Russia was a good cause.

I contacted local schools and organisations as did other Committee members.

Boxes filled with pencils, crayons, colouring books, puzzles, games, books and warm clothes and various items were filled from Little Monsters Day Nursery,  Burton Fields Primary School, Mosley Academy Anslow,   William Shrewsbury Primary School,  Etwall Primary School,  Repton Primary School,  Church Broughton Primary School, Formark School,  Burton Rotary Club,  Anslow WI

Egginton WI and several individuals. A cake sale raising £152 was held at Foremark School.  In total 70 boxes will have been delivered to Cherlye Berry at Clay Cross and sent by convoy to Ukraine.

My heartfelt thanks goes to all the organisations and individuals who have supported this worthwhile cause.

Ruth James, Leader Community & Youth Committee

The Boxes left with Cheryle Berry :



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Project to prepare Friendship boxes for children in Ukraine

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