Shoeboxes head east thanks to Haverhill group’s kindness

Members of the Befriending Scheme's Haverhill Hub with the shoeboxes. Contributed picture. ANL-150911-124713001
Members of the Befriending Scheme's Haverhill Hub with the shoeboxes. Contributed picture. ANL-150911-124713001

Members of the Befriending Scheme in Haverhill filled ten shoeboxes with a variety of goods including toothpaste, soap, flannels, pens, pencils and small toys.

The boxes were wrapped up and taken to a collection point for the Link to Hope organisation, where they will be transported to Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria and Ukraine.

The Haverhill’s group’s co-ordinator, Elaine Hewes, said: “The members really enjoyed filling the boxes and learning about the countries that they would be going to.

“Some of the members commented on how lucky they are and felt honoured to be helping others.”

If you would like more information about the Befriending Scheme call Elaine on 07757082310 or email elaine.hewes@thebefriendingscheme.org.uk