Vulnerable and elderly receive shoebox donations for Christmas

Abacare shoebox donation - Newtown

(From left to right) Abacare service user, David Cox from Newtown with Abacare Field Supervisor Dawn Harris and the donated festive shoebox.

Vulnerable and elderly Welsh residents looked after by staff at our Newtown office received Christmas shoeboxes of items donated by people in the community recently (December, 2019).

Staff put out a call to the people of Wales for items those in their care need at this time of year and received lots of donations in response.

We have been running our shoebox appeal for five years now and it has got bigger and better every year. We received a staggering number of items, which we put together into boxes for our service users and we delivered them to those in need just before Christmas, so they had a parcel to open on the day.

Abacare shoebox donation - Newtown

(right) Abacare Area Manager, Lauren Lloyd donating a festive shoebox to service user, Rosemary Longdon, from Newtown.

They are extremely grateful as many of the boxes contain items they’re unable to go out and get easily such as food items, hats, scarves, gloves, toiletries and more.

The people of Wales have shown us how kind-hearted and generous they are and we can’t thank them enough. We’d also like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to Quartix, who we share a building with, as they donated lots of items for the boxes.