shoe box appealBlythswood Care are running their Christmas shoe box appeal for the 20th year! Please click on the HERE to watch a short video of the fantastic work they do and the stunning effect a shoe box can have. Get your local school involved, your WI or your football team, it never hurts to give a little.

Fill your shoe box with everyday items that you accept are always in your cupboards or on your shelves at home. Comb, hair brush, toothpaste, deodorant, note pads, pens or shampoo. It is the things we take for granted that others go without and it is also some of those things that can make the biggest difference to people living in real poverty. Imagine that you are just cleaning your teeth with toothpaste for the first time since last Christmas, how good would that feel. Imagine putting on a new pair of socks for the first time in four years, these are the realities that some people live with. Imagine you have a pound coin in your hand and are wondering whether you need food, water or the heating most. Do you buy medicine for your elderly parent or your youngest son, some people have to make that sort of choice daily, give them a break, fill a shoe box.