Pupils pack shoeboxes with gifts for Romanian children

Cranleigh Prep School pupils with their festive charity shoeboxes SUS-151123-151514001

Cranleigh Prep School pupils with their festive charity shoeboxes SUS-151123-151514001

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It was wonderful to see so many Cranleigh Prep pupils take part in a charity initiative in the run up to Christmas, to provide a ‘shoebox’ of small gifts for disadvantaged children in orphanages in Romania.

The children gathered excitedly in the prep school reception, holding their shoeboxes which were filled with a wide range of Christmas treats, from winter woollies, games and stationery to torches, toiletries, wrapped sweets and soft toys.

Each child selected an age category, either between 6-9 years or 10-14 years, indicating whether the presents were for a girl or boy, then put this information on top of their beautifully wrapped boxes, with £2 taped on top (to help with the cost of transport and distribution). The children gave their shoeboxes to the Cranleigh Rotary Club, who will be sending them on to Romania.

Report and picture contributed by Craneligh Prep School.