Members of community unite for shoebox collection

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More than 40 shoeboxes are wending their way to Romania thanks to donations from members of the local community.

Various items were given by Melbourne Chapel members, Melbourne Country Women’s Association, Elvington WI, parents of Awesome Club children, friends and family.

The items included toiletries, toys, scarves, hats, gloves, socks and much more. Youngsters from the Awesome Club, based at Melbourne Chapel, and chapel members packed the 43 boxes, which have been delivered to the collection centre in Bridlington. Janet Hayton, of Thornton, organised the collection.

Chapel member Jean Thorpe said: “Thanks to everyone who supported this venture with gifts and money.”