Schools back Shoebox Appeal

Alice Coe ten, Summer Brearley eight and Katy Kirk aged four with with their Rotary Club shoebox's at St Chad's School, Hove Edge.
Alice Coe ten, Summer Brearley eight and Katy Kirk aged four with with their Rotary Club shoebox's at St Chad's School, Hove Edge.

Local schools have joined the Rotary Christmas Shoebox Appeal - to make a difference to a vulnerable child, adult or elderly person living in Brighouse and the wider region.

St Chads Primary School, Upper Green Lane, Highbury School, Lower Edge Road, and Brighouse High, Finkil Street, have taken 190 shoeboxes for the 2014 campaign - which gives toys, non-perishable foods, ‘winter-warmer’ accessories and other gifts to Calderdale charities who work with some of our most vulnerable members of society.

St Chads school has taken 100 boxes to give to pupils, pictured, who will fill with gifts with a specific child or adult in mind.

David Taylor, Rotarian with the Brighouse Rotary Club, is delighted to confirm his club’s involvement in this year’s Shoebox Appeal.

He said: “We are once again, this year, asking for the support of our local primary and secondary schools as well as the good people of Brighouse.

“Last year was a great effort and a tremendous success with some 2,200 boxes filled throughout Calderdale, which included almost 600 from the Brighouse areas.”

St Chads administrator Nicola Abbott said: “We’ve supported the Shoebox Appeal for several years - as a school we encourage our pupils’ to support a worthy local project which makes Christmas better for local people.”

Shoeboxes for public collection are available from Tesco, Brighouse.