Best foot forward for Ardnamurchan Shoe Boxes appeal

Pictured are Jean Campbell, Blythswood Care; Debbie White, Ardnamurchan High School, and pupils Megan MacDonald and Isabella Sutherland. NO-F46-shoebox-appeal.jpg
Pictured are Jean Campbell, Blythswood Care; Debbie White, Ardnamurchan High School, and pupils Megan MacDonald and Isabella Sutherland. NO-F46-shoebox-appeal.jpg

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Pupils in Strontian are hoping to make other people’s Christmas a little better this year by taking part in the Blythswood Care Shoe Box Appeal, helping to send items around the world to people less fortunate than themselves.

Taking part were the S1-3 classes at Ardnamurchan High School, overseen by teacher Mrs Deborah White as part of the Religious and Moral Education lessons.

In Strontian Primary, the Pupil Council took charge of the project, with a little help and guidance from Mrs Rachel Patterson. Items included in the shoe boxes covered such things as toiletries, toothbrushes and toothpaste,
soap; hats, scarves and gloves as well as small toys and sweets.

The pupils were asked to decide whether they were sending their shoe boxes to a man or a woman or child and this then altered the sorts of items they should contain.

Blythswood Care, a Highland Christian charity founded in 1966, has been running various aid packages to help with poverty and disaster relief all over the globe.

Last year’s shoe box appeal produced more than 100,000 boxes and these were distributed to countries as far afield as Albania, Kosovo, Moldova, Serbia and the Ukraine.