The staff and residents at Meadow House nursing home in Swaffham, Norfolk, are inviting members of the local community to join them in creating a gift that will be donated to the Christmas Shoebox Appeal.
The home, which offers dedicated care for people with a physical disability, specialising in care for people with Multiple Sclerosis, is organising the home’s annual participation in the appeal, which provides useful gifts to young people in Africa, Asia and Europe.
The team will be collecting shoeboxes on behalf of Blythswood Care, a charity that offers support through social and development projects to young people in poorer regions of the world. This year, Meadow House aims to collect as many shoeboxes as possible, filled with items such as toiletries, hats and toys. These will then be collected by the charity and delivered to people in disadvantaged areas across the world.
Maria Seitan, manager of Meadow House says: “I’m really looking forward to involving everyone at Meadow House in this year’s charity shoebox appeal. The shoeboxes can bring such joy to people who are less fortunate than us, and can make such a big impact on their lives, so I hope our local community will join together with us in making our contribution as great as possible.”
Shoeboxes will be collected from Meadow House, which is located on Norwich Road in Swaffham, on Monday 7th November. For information on what to pack, visit http://www.blythswood.org/shoebox-appeal. A small fee to cover postage and packaging must also be included.