Year Eight’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal
Throughout the month of December, Year Eight pupils and their families have generously been creating and donating Christmas shoeboxes for the children who attend New Hope Children’s Charity in Worcester. New Hope runs a Saturday club and holiday club for children aged 6-19 years with a variety of additional needs and disabilities. These clubs take place throughout the year.
Boxes have been appearing at my office door every day and for the second year in a row, we have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our RGS pupils. Filled with all sorts of thoughtful gifts from hats and gloves; sweets and chocolates, to books, stationary, toys and toiletries, the shoeboxes have been beautifully wrapped with many also containing a handwritten card or gift tag for the child receiving the gift, wishing them a very Merry Christmas. At the last count we had 62 boxes and these have now been delivered to New Hope during this last week of term.
I would like to say a huge thank you to all the Year Eight pupils and their families who have kindly taken the time to respond to the Christmas shoebox appeal; I know they will be very gratefully received by the children and the staff of New Hope.
Mrs Sally Houchin
Acting Head of Year Eight