Isle of Man News - POSTED Fri last week

Shoeboxes collected for children in need in Europe

by TH

Shoeboxes collected for children in need in Europe

Members of the Rotary Club are busy building shoeboxes for those in need in Eastern Europe.

The Rotary Club of Rushen and Western Mann and its members are collecting toys, gifts, educational items and household goods to send to less privileged children.

This year Equiom is backing the appeal.  

Lucy Hendy from the Equiom charity committee says: "Staff co-ordinate fundraising activities for a number of causes throughout the year and we were thrilled with the level of support Equiom staff showed for the Rotary Christmas Shoebox Appeal this year.

"We managed to collect and send a total of 57 boxes to children in Eastern Europe.

"Thank you to the Rotary Club of Rushen & Western Mann and Manx Independent Carriers for presenting this opportunity to us."

Rotary Club Vice-President John Lindon and Rotarian John Quaye visited Equiom where they were presented with the boxes by members of the staff charity committee.

John Quaye is also the Chairman of Manx Independent Carriers who ship the shoeboxes off island free of charge.

Members of St John’s Chapel and the Inner Wheel Club of Rushen & Western Mann have again supported the Shoebox Appeal.

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