Link to Hope – Shoebox Appeal
Lea Manor students have made a wonderful response to the ‘Link to Hope’ shoebox Appeal 2015, producing in excess of 100 Shoeboxes which will be sentto families and the elderly in the Ukraine, Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania. The Family Shoebox Appeal has been running since 1992 and has delivered smiles to thousands of people in Eastern Europe over the years. The Family Shoebox of gifts are given to families who often have to make a choice between buying food or fuel at Christmas time – buying presents is just not a priority. Many of these families do not have running water, heating or electricity. Some live in appalling conditions, often living in just one or two rooms, and life for them is a real struggle to survive. Due to the number of elderly people that are now being left alone due to their families leaving to work away, the Elderly Shoebox has been launched.
Congratulations to 11L (Miss Clarke) and 7I (Mr Walsh) who both produced the highest numbers of boxes.
Many thanks to parents and carers who helped to make this possible.