Kind residents create 1,300 festive shoeboxes to be sent to Liberia
KIND-HEARTED residents in Crosby have helped to create more than 1,300 Christmas gift boxes which have been sent to the west African country of Liberia under the Shoebox Express project.
The project is a not-for-profit organisation which brings together the many charity Christmas shoebox schemes that local schools, churches and organisations in the area support and chooses one special cause each year.
The scheme was set up 10 years ago, operating mostly from Crosby and Formby and now helps to produce more than 1,000 shoeboxes annually with more than 1,306 made this year.
Thomas Kenningley, the chairman of Shoebox Express said: “This year we had an exceptional poster design from local student, Tim Waters, which helped get the message out and great support from a team of volunteers who have been working since last December!
“When we started 10 years ago, we created 84 boxes. This year, across the three ‘Grand Bazaars’ in Formby and Crosby plus other activities, Shoebox Express has had a hand in making 1,306 Christmas Shoeboxes.
“Participants are encouraged to add a personal message to their box, to reinforce the person-to-person link between sender and recipient.”