Hastings church members helping children in need

Jean Wilson with children at Christchurch Blacklands' Sunday School

Jean Wilson with children at Christchurch Blacklands' Sunday School

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Members of a Hastings church rounded off a six-year Christmas shoe box mission by filling 84 boxes for eastern European children in need.

‎Each year for the past six years, Christchurch Blacklands members have sent dozens of boxes containing Christmas goodies to children in deprivation in hospitals, schools and orphanages.

Children at Christchurch Blacklands' Sunday School with the shoeboxes

Children at Christchurch Blacklands' Sunday School with the shoeboxes

Warden of the Laton Road church Jean Wilson said: “I am really proud of this last effort.

“It is all done by donation.

“People have been very generous.

“My thanks to Pam Holland in particular.

“We realise that there are families in need locally, but it’s also important for us to lift our eyes and remember that we are part of a wider world.”

Member Nick Perry gave a special mention to a store who were particularly generous.

“I’d like to say a special thank you to Kid Stuff Toys in Priory Meadow who helped us to source some cards and dominoes, and also rooted around in the storeroom to give us some unexpected extras,” he said.

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