Withycombe youngsters fill charity Christmas boxes

PUBLISHED: 07:00 12 December 2017

Youngsters from Withycombe Raleigh Primary School have filled 147 boxes to be sent to children in under privildged countries

Youngsters from Withycombe Raleigh Primary School have filled 147 boxes to be sent to children in under privildged countries

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Youngsters from Withycombe Raleigh Primary School have filled 147 boxes with essentials and Christmas toys for children in underprivileged kids.

An Exmouth school has filled 147 Christmas shoeboxes to allow children in disadvantaged countries to fulfil their potential.

Youngsters from Withycombe Raleigh Primary School packed decorated shoeboxes with essentials such as soap, toothbrushes, Christmas treats and toys.

All 147 boxes completely filled a car, driven by a volunteer to take them to be sent to children and young people in countries across Europe, Africa and Asia.

The school chose charity relief provider Blythswood Care as this year’s shoebox appeal beneficiary as it ‘combines their Christian message with practical help for those in need, which is in keeping with the Christian values of the school’.

Year one teacher Mrs Warren co-ordinated the 2017 collection and said she was delighted with the quality of gifts donated to the appeal which will ‘make a real difference to those who will receive them’.

She added: “Children brought in beautifully wrapped and packed shoeboxes containing essential items.”

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