The photo was taken after the mammoth task of four months work of collecting shoe boxes and the items to fill each box . These consisted of the basics like toothpaste,soap and flannels, woollen hats and scarves .Then the fun items of sweets, toys, colouring pencils and crayons . This plus extra items went in to fill each box up to the lid. The Catherington WI members pulled together to cover, collect and fill each of the 113 boxes which was the final total.
Sally; one of the members, and her husband collected the various items and organised a room in their home to display and separate the items into those suitable for boys and girls making it easier to fill the correct boxes according to age and sex of the child that would receive a box.
All in all it was time well spent with a very satisfactory outcome.
The boxes will be off to their destination of Moldova in November and we all hope that the children will get as much pleasure as we had getting them prepared to make their Christmas special.