Staff who work in the NHS Forth Valley Women and Children’s Directorate, together with colleagues and friends, have helped make a world of difference to people across the world by filling 51 shoe boxes with essential items and treats. Their act of kindness has included packing everyday items such as a bar of soap, a pair of socks and a notebook as part of the Blythswood Care Shoe Box Appeal 2015. Nicky O’Neill and the volunteers on the reception desk helped collect the boxes over a two week period.
Shoe boxes received in the 2014 appeal were delivered to Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Pakistan, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine. This year, Blysthwood Care has set a target of 120,000 boxes. Whilst they acknowledge that filling shoe boxes is not going to solve the problem of poverty, they say such a gift does provide joy and happiness.
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