New! Shoebox Collection 2020

Shoebox Romanain child

For many years, Cranleigh Rotarians have assisted St Nicolas Church and local schools to collect shoeboxes filled with gifts for disadvantaged children in Romania.

This year, due to the possible effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, Cranleigh Rotary (in association with St Nicolas Church parishioners) is pursuing a combined 'Real' and 'Virtual' shoebox-giving strategy. This will enable donors to either fill a shoebox or make a cash donation, which will then be used to purchase suitable gifts in Romania for disadvantaged children.

If you wish to participate in this worthwhile charitable exercise, you will need to obtain a copy of the 'appeal leaflet'. This is available in print or electronically from Rotarian David Barry, who can be contacted at or 07966-887115.

Alternatively, you may simply want to donate a sum of money toward this good cause. If so, please go to the JustGiving website:

As per normal practice, shoeboxes and/or donations will be collected directly from local participating schools, but to facilitate donations by parishioners or community donors the following collection schedules/locations have also been arranged:

St Nicolas Parishioners: 12th November, Church car park, 10.30-12.30.

Community donors: 14th November, Fountain Square, 10.30-12.30.

Please help put smiles on the faces of deprived or disabled children again this Christmas.

Many thanks.