Islanders urged to fill a shoebox


The Rotary Club de la Manche are organising another Christmas shoebox appeal with a target of 2,006 boxes to be reached.

They have filled 300 boxes so far but people are being urged to act now as all donations and boxes need to be in by Saturday 4 November.

Brian Nibbs, chairman of Rotary Club de la Manche international support committee, said: ‘Some of the things a box for a girl aged between four and seven could contain are an educational book or game, crayons, jigsaw, hats, mittens, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste.

‘Some of these children have not even seen a toothbrush before.

People can add a personal touch such as enclosing a Christmas card if they want.’ Each age group of children has a recommended packing list, which can be obtained from Russell Turner on 755308 or Tina Palmer on 871185.

Leaflets are also available from ASL Personnel Selection, Hill Street.

Donations can be made to enable ASL to make up a box on your behalf.

Completed boxes can be handed in to ASL during the week or HSBC in Hill Street on Saturdays.


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