Our Club Shoebox operation of 2020 finally was completed on Friday 27th November.
As you can see from the photograph, my handy van was loaded with 271
Shoeboxes and the delivery was made to the new distribution point in Oldham
at around lunchtime.
Our collection will be added to those in the Shoebox warehouse and along with many others, will soon be heading out to Eastern Europe- Romania, Moldova, Belarus and Ukraine.
Of those 271 Shoeboxes, 60 were provided by Sylvia Morgan and her team of
family and friends-and 40 boxes provided by Julie Hickman with her family
and friends helping too.
Sylvia and Julie would have put in a lot of effort to make such wonderful
contributions and deserve our special thanks and congratulations.
My friend Peter Kay and the members of the Bethel Christian Fellowship in
West Bromwich produced an also amazing 33 boxes so many thanks to them also.
They are a busy Church but always find time to help those in need.
This left 138 boxes being provided by our Club members who donated between just a touch over £800 to spend during my 5 visits to Poundland. I’m not sure if I was in the
running for ‘Customer or the Month’ but it must have been close! I was
almost on first name terms with some of the staff there….
So thank you most sincerely to everyone who contributed for once again
embracing the scheme and allowing our club to make such a significant
contribution to this wonderful scheme.