Broadstone Mill Shopping Outlet has recently started supplying unwanted shoe boxes to Norbury Parish Church Hazel Grove, for their shoe box appeal.
The church has run the shoe box appeal for many years and sends the boxes via International Aid Trust, a humanitarian Christian organisation based in Preston. The shoe box team consists of volunteers, some parishioners, who decorate the boxes with bright and Christmas paper, then fill them with useful items and fun gifts; hand knitted hats, gloves, hand puppets, toiletries, school supplies. The team, co-ordinated by church members, works throughout the year to supply items to fill up to 250 boxes, which are sent to children in eastern Europe, Africa and Asia.
They are very grateful to BMSO for providing suitably sized shoe boxes for their appeal.