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Shoebox Appeal

Shoebox Appeal

For the 10th Year in a row Neston High School has participated in a shoe box appeal, seeking to play a part in efforts to provide Christmas gifts to children around the world facing a difficulties due to poverty, hardship and/or conflict. This year, as with last, we chose to work with the Wirral Rotary Association, liaising with their key coordinators Manojit Lodh and Shaun Fanning. Facing a tight deadline of two weeks to get our shoeboxes ready for dispatch, it was through the sterling efforts of Neston High School tutors that our appeal passed off successfully again this year. Students were shown a presentation and encouraged to bring in gift items for children of their own age. This led to some students creating their own boxes, while others collaborated to produce tutor group boxes. The response from individual students and tutor groups was excellent, with students also managing to provide £2 per box for transportation costs. Some Year 11 groups, who were busy focussing on sitting their Pre Public Exams at the time, concentrated their efforts on providing extra money to go towards transportation costs; a great response in the circumstances.  All of the above meant that on Thursday 23rd November, Neston High School sent 114 boxes off with our friends from the Rotary Association, with these boxes destined for families facing difficulties in Ukraine. This is particularly appropriate as it was a video of last year’s efforts in Ukraine that tutors used to show the impact of the excellent work done by the Rotary Association with this appeal. Manojit and Shaun from the Rotary Association accompanied the van on collection day and said they were really impressed and pleased with the efforts of our students. In return, we have set the target of providing 200 boxes for next year’s appeal. To help achieve this target, next year’s appeal with commence two weeks earlier than this year’s, allowing four weeks for boxes to be completed and brought in for collection. All in all then, this has been a great effort and another successful shoebox appeal, thanks to the hard work of Neston’s tutor teams and the generosity of the Neston High School community, both staff and students. Well done and a really big thank you to all who helped with this very worthy appeal.