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St John's P.S Gilford

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal 2021

11th Nov 2021

Wow! What an amazing response our school council got for their Blythswood Shoebox appeal this year. Thank you to all our wonderful pupils, staff, parents and members of the wider community for their overwhelming generosity. A total of 120 boxes were donated, which were collected today and will be distributed to Cluj Napoca in Romania to those most in need this Christmas. In a few weeks the boxes will travel to Ballyclare where they will be transferred on to Dublin Port and will travel to Holland, Germany, Hungary and finally on to Romania. This longer route has to take place due to Brexit and will cost £1,000 more than the traditional route.

Many thanks to John and his team for calling today to collect the boxes. They were overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity and asked that we pass on their thanks to each and every one that donated a box.

Well done everyone and thank you for your continued support!