Shoe Boxes for Romania

Shoe boxes from Cranleigh Prep 2011For the fourth year in succession, members of the Cranleigh Rotary Club have helped to bring a smile to the faces of hundreds of poor children at Christmas by supporting the collection of colourful shoe boxes for Romania.

In November 2011, the students of Glebelands Secondary School, St Cuthbert Mayne Primary, Cranleigh Preparatory School, Cranleigh Church of England Primary and Park Mead Primary donated a record number of  shoe boxes filled with Christmas gifts. A total of £1097.85 was also collected towards the cost of transporting them to Romania. The collection was organised by the Rotary Club of Cranleigh, on behalf of Task Force Romania (TFR).

This year, more than 600 shoe boxes were sent to deprived and disabled children who live in and around the old Romanian steel town of Hunedoara and who are unlikely to have any other presents at Christmas. The shoe boxes will be distributed by Diana and Corneliu, the partners of TFR, who live in Hunedoara and founded the Betel Centre, which is a Christian social centre in the town.

Photo captions: (Top) Students from Cranleigh Preparatory School with their collection of shoe boxes. (Bottom left) Rotarians stack up the shoe boxes ready for despatch. (Bottom right) Glebelands Head Teacher, Anne Hutchinson (left), teacher Jenny Tomkins and some of the students with a selection of shoe boxes.  

Rotary shoe boxes 2011Shoe boxes from Glebelands 2011