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Appeal to help kick-off Christmas shoebox appeal

PUBLISHED: 14:26 27 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:12 27 September 2018

Rosedale Funeral Home is helping pack shoeboxes for Link to Hope’s Christmas Appeal. Picture: Rosedale

Rosedale Funeral Home is helping pack shoeboxes for Link to Hope’s Christmas Appeal. Picture: Rosedale

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People in South Norfolk are being urged to donate old shoeboxes and supplies to a charity Christmas appeal.

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Rosedale Funeral Home, which has branches in Diss, Wymondham and Attleborough, as well as Beccles, Halesworth and four other locations in north Suffolk, have been busy wrapping and packing shoeboxes for Link to Hope’s Christmas Appeal.

More than 400 shoe boxes have already been filled with toys and practical gifts, such as toothbrushes, soap, notebooks and colouring pencils, and will be hand delivered to families and the elderly in Romania, Moldava, Ukraine and Bulgaria.

They will continue their efforts until the deadline of November 6 and are appealing for empty shoe boxes or donated items to pack inside. There will also be a wrap and fill party at Beccles on October 16 open to all.

Rosedale Funeral Home shoeboxes are among those that will be delivered to families and the elderly in Romania, Moldava, Ukraine and Bulgaria. Picture: RosedaleRosedale Funeral Home shoeboxes are among those that will be delivered to families and the elderly in Romania, Moldava, Ukraine and Bulgaria. Picture: Rosedale

“We set ourselves a target to try and organise more than 500 shoe boxes every year and with lots of help from local residents, we should be able to manage it again this year.” Said funeral arranger Kathryn Robinson.

For a full list of the items required is available at any branch of Rosedale Funeral Home or visit their Facebook page.

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