Foundation students donate Christmas shoeboxes to Real Aid

30th November 2011 11:28am - Return to press releases

Photo. Foundation learners donate shoeboxes to Real Aid.jpgStudents at East Riding College's Beverley campus have donated 15 shoeboxes to the local charity Real Aid.

After researching a number of different local charities, the foundation learners decided to support the Real Aid Christmas shoebox appeal as part of their community action project.

The group collected enough items to fill 15 shoeboxes which will be suitable for children of a variety of ages and will be sent by Real Aid to Sierra Leone.

Items include toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, soap, flannels, simple first aid kits, new underwear, colouring books and crayons, exercise books, simple puzzles and games, skipping ropes and balls.

The students enjoyed sorting through all the items and writing messages for the children who will receive the shoe boxes at Christmas time

Student Matthew Thornham said: "I feel happy to help out the children in Sierra Leone. I didn't know something so small could make such a big difference."

Tutor Emma Richards said: "It's a great time of year for the learners to support such a fantastic local charity. The project has given the learners an appreciation of different cultures in other countries."