Thomson Hayton Winkley solicitors support Boxes of Hope Appeal.
The charity collects shoeboxes filled with goodies locally and then a team of volunteers from Cumbria take the shoeboxes to Romania to distribute them. They bring pictures and stories back of the children who receive them. Any surplus items or funding go towards longer term educational support for these children.
The shoeboxes contain educational supplies such as pens and pencils, toys (such as dolls, cars and tennis balls), sweets and hygiene items such as face cloths and soap.
“Children and adults alike love to fill a shoebox – it is a simple and fun thing to do, doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, and it really does make a difference to a child who has none of the basics we take for granted. Many of these children never see the commercialisation we endure for weeks leading up to Christmas and have never had in their lives had a gift. Many have never even had a toy.
Many of our staff contribute by filling boxes themselves, or donating items to the boxes which Nicola collects and packs. We also have avid knitters in the office who create lots of lovely woolly hats, blankets and mittens! If you’d like to take part, then take a look at the Boxes of Hope website, www.boxesofhopecumbria.co.uk. Or call into our offices at 114-116 Stricklandgate to see the window display of two completed shoeboxes or pick up a leaflet!”
John Cooke, Director at Thomson Hayton Winkley, commented
“We enjoy promoting the charity work of our staff. This Charity is particularly simple to contribute to and we’d like to support Nicola and Kathryn in getting as many boxes filled as possible by Boxes of Hope Cumbria.”
The Boxes of Hope campaign runs from November 1st – 12th and the team of volunteers will visit Romania 7th December to hand out the boxes and see the difference made in a few short years.
Published 10 October 2019