Pupils support shoebox appeal for Eastern European children.
THE Firs Prep School in Chester was delighted to be able to once again support the Teams4U Christmas Shoebox appeal with 83 shoeboxes full of gifts for deprived children in Eastern Europe.
This year Teams4U aim to distribute 50,000 shoeboxes to try to make Christmas a little more special for those who have so little.
Teams4U operates around the world changing the lives of deprived children, and their communities, through supporting education and healthcare, providing aid and delivering shoeboxes.
The Christmas Shoebox appeal, which started six years ago, provides shoeboxes from school children in the UK as stocking fillers for Romanian, Bosnian, Belarus and Ukrainian orphans.
Shoeboxes are given to a vulnerable child, or families, through schools, nurseries, hospitals and orphanages.
The aim is that each box is given in relationship with the local community as part of a long-term commitment to these children.
Lucy Davies, headteacher at The Firs Prep School, said: "We are delighted to be able to continue to support such a worthwhile cause.
"We support many charities throughout the year and pride ourselves on our commitment to charities.
"At Christmas time we feel it is particularly important that our pupils understand how fortunate they are and understand the importance of giving and helping those less fortunate."
? The Firs Prep School have once again supported the Teams4U Christmas Shoebox appeal