This year Princethorpe’s Chaplaincy Team has again supported the St Anne's, Wappenbury, Parish Shoe Box Appeal, to provide gifts for children overseas who would not otherwise receive a Christmas present.
One hundred and fifteen boxes were assembled by the pupils of Princethorpe College out of the amazing total of 2812 boxes. The pupils boxes have been delivered to the local co-ordinator, Pam Hopwood, ready to bring happiness and joy at this special time of year. They were packed full of little gifts but also included educational and hygiene essentials such as toothbrushes, hairbrushes, paper and pens, every day, ordinary items to us but of great value to those who receive the gift.
The boxes will be distributed by Teams4U in the Eastern Area of Romania and Moldova. They will be given to a vulnerable child, or family, through schools, nurseries, hospitals and orphanages. T4U share the shoeboxes through relationships with local communities as part of a long-term commitment to their children. They also provide financing for pre-school programmes to support education and development.
Thanks goes out to our pupils and Mary Benham, Chaplaincy Co-Ordinator.
Also very many thanks to Princethorpe College who supplied a van and a member of staff which enabled the transport of the boxes to the central collection point in Evesham