Neale-Wade pupils pack shoeboxes full of gifts and toys to send to less privileged children

PUBLISHED: 20:00 25 November 2014

Neale-Wade pupils are sending shoeboxes full of toys and gifts to underprivileged children.

Neale-Wade pupils are sending shoeboxes full of toys and gifts to underprivileged children.

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Generous Neale-Wade Academy students have packed shoeboxes full of toys and gifts to be sent to the less fortunate.

Neale-Wade pupils are sending shoeboxes full of toys and gifts to underprivileged children.

Neale-Wade pupils are sending shoeboxes full of toys and gifts to underprivileged children.

They are taking part in Operation Christmas Child, a Samaritan’s Purse project which gets schools and community groups to donate shoeboxes for children in poorer countries.

Year 7 pupil Grace Howe said: “This project keeps the Christmas spirit alive by giving a gift to a child that would have not had a Christmas without this support.

“By contributing to this project, we know that we have supported and changed the life of a young person.”

Teachers Charlotte Hockin and Janice Holdich, who organised the project at the academy, said: “We are so proud of the response from our students.

“A number of them even provided more than one box and all of their gifts were thoughtful and generous.

“Special mention must go to Nathalia Barath who contributed four shoeboxes.

“Thanks to our students, there will be more happy faces at Christmas.”

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