Friday 22nd December 2023

We donate to Christmas shoebox scheme

We have donated £2,000 towards the Rotary ShoeBox Scheme which donates gifts packed inside shoeboxes to disadvantaged people in Eastern Europe.

Lorry full of 10,500 shoeboxes

Supporting our communities

The donation was made through Hoddesdon Rotary Club, local to our High Leigh Garden Village Development, who are taking part in the national Rotary scheme which started in 1994 to provide children in Iasi, Romania, with Christmas gifts. 

Our contribution has been put towards the over £3,000 shipping cost of a lorry packed with 10,500 shoeboxes to be delivered to disadvantaged people in Romania in time for Christmas.

The Rotary ShoeBox scheme has been running since 1994

The Rotary Shoebox Scheme sends over 50,000 shoebox donations each year to Central and Eastern Europe, delivering them via trusted partners to orphanages, homes, hospitals, women’s refuges and hostels to people of all ages. 

Jason Turner, Sales Manager at North Thames, said: “We’re delighted to support the Rotary ShoeBox Scheme this Christmas. These deliveries are a year-long effort by Rotary Clubs across the UK and they’re part of an amazing cause which ensures people from all backgrounds can experience the joy of receiving a gift.”