Horncastle school supports Rotary shoebox appeal

Students at St Lawrence School supported the Rotary Shoebox appeal with 20 filled boxes and bags of toys and gifts. Rotarian Peter Humphrey is pictured with some of the students when he went to collect the boxes. EMN-171128-113342001
Students at St Lawrence School supported the Rotary Shoebox appeal with 20 filled boxes and bags of toys and gifts. Rotarian Peter Humphrey is pictured with some of the students when he went to collect the boxes. EMN-171128-113342001

Hundreds of shoeboxes will soon be on their way to Eastern Europe thanks to the generous people who supported the Rotary Club’s annual appeal.

Visiting St Lawrence School in Horncastle, Rotarian Peter Humphrey collected 20 filled boxes, together with bags of gifts and toys donated to the appeal.

He told the students their boxes would be going to countries in Eastern Europe where they will bring some ‘much needed cheer’ to families this winter.

He added: “Thanks to all of you at this school for the way you have contributed to this appeal.

Horncastle Rotarians have also been packing more boxes at the home of former club president Margaret Sergeant who hosted a collection point for the boxes ready for onward transport.

Other good causes supported by the club in recent months have included ShelterBox, Lincoln Blood Bikes, the Dementia Group, Heartwise, Women’s Aid, the Banovallum Wallacea project, Homestart and World Polio Day.

The club welcomes new members and anyone wishing to have more information can contact Mike Rinfret on 01526 569870 or 07789 647792.