Shoe box appeal to benefit youngsters

CHURCHGOERS have filled shoe boxes with items and made a donation to help youngsters in poor areas of Eastern Europe.

Members of St Margaret’s Church in Swinton gave such things as sweets, tooth paste and other goods and raised £225 as part of the Operation Christmas Child - Shoe Box Appeal.

Father Chris Barley said: “This was a great achievement by everybody again and these donations will bring some joy to those less fortunate.”