Cleethorpes

Two Lincolnshire schools fill 200 Christmas shoeboxes for less fortunate children

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Pupils from two Lincolnshire schools have filled 200 shoeboxes with toys and gifts for children in Eastern Europe and the rest of the world.

Children from Reynolds Academy in Cleethorpes have sent 170 boxes for kids in Eastern Europe, with Theddlethorpe Academy contributing another 30 boxes for the Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child.

Theddlethorpe Academy Year 1 pupil, Riley Dennis (6) brings in six shoeboxes with his mum Kayleigh Dalton and grandma Tracy Fiddler for the appeal. Photo: Sean Spencer/Hull News

Andy Clark, Reynolds Academy Principal, said: “We are overwhelmed with the amount of boxes filled by the pupils and their parents.

“Their generosity is heartwarming.”

Reynolds Academy Year 6 pupil Charlie Yardley (10) piles up the shoeboxes. Photo: Sean Spencer/Hull News

Theddlethorpe Academy Principal Mandy White added: “The children took real delight in helping to bring some happiness to children who are less fortunate than themselves this Christmas.

“They put their heart and soul into this project and we are very proud of them all.”