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Generous Pupils Support Parish Teams4U Shoebox Appeal

02 Nov

Princethorpe’s pupils have generously supported the Parish Christmas Shoe Box Appeal, filling boxes full of gifts for children overseas.

A grand total of 115 boxes have been collected and assembled this year. All packed full of little gifts and educational and hygiene essentials such as toothbrushes, hairbrushes, paper and pens. Every day, ordinary items to us but of great value to those who would not otherwise receive a Christmas gift.

The boxes will be distributed by Teams4U and will be given to a vulnerable child or family, through schools, nurseries, hospitals and orphanages. Teams4U share the shoe boxes in the local communities they work in as part of an ongoing programme of support.

This year the donations were all collected through the College’s Tutor Groups and it was wonderful to see the whole school community supporting the appeal. Thanks to all the pupils, parents and staff for giving so generously but especially to AFR, FMT and FDL who collected the most.

Thanks also to Junior Chaplaincy Prefect and Year 9 pupil, Jemima, who has worked tirelessly helping to sort and pack all the boxes together with Chaplaincy Co-Ordinator, Mary Benham.