Our shoebox appeal is back

Our Bangor and Newtown branches have launched our shoebox appeal, for the sixth year running, for our service users who may not be able to get outside to pick up essentials this festive season.

Shoebox appeal

This year has been an extremely tough one. We want to put a smile on our service users’ faces. So, we thought we would run our shoebox appeal again as it has been so popular in the past.

Due to the weather, it’s difficult for our service users to get out and about as normal and pick up essentials they need. Now with the added risk of COVID-19, even more are staying put at home.

We’re asking people to fill a shoebox with essentials and other bits and pieces that they think would really help brighten someone’s day. We would suggest hats, scarves, slippers, toiletries, books and something a bit more festive and fun for Christmas. This year they could also add hand sanitiser, biscuits, tissues and other basics such as pasta and soups.

We ask that people only take part if they have not shown any symptoms of COVID-19 and have not felt unwell prior to putting the boxes together. All boxes received will be quarantined for at least 72 hours prior to anyone handling them. After this, staff will wear PPE when moving, wrapping and handling the boxes.

All of the boxes donated will be evenly distributed among our elderly service users. We’re sure it will really help brighten their day.

Any shoeboxes can be dropped off, contact free, at our Bangor office at 9, Ash Court, Parc Menai, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 4DF or at the reception at our Newtown office at St David’s House, New Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 1RB.

The deadline for boxes to be received is Friday, December 18.