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Misbourne Students Spread a Little Happiness

Posted on: 7 Nov 2019

This term, Misbourne students from Years 7 and Year 8 took part in the Rotary Shoebox Appeal which aims to spread a little happiness to disadvantaged children and adults in less fortunate parts of Europe.

There was a fantastic response to the appeal from both year groups, with lots of boxes of either household items, or gifts for babies / teenagers being filled and returned.  Some students got so involved with the process that they wrote letters in Romanian to accompany their boxes or knitted items for newborn babies.

The boxes were collected from school by the volunteers from The Rotary Club of Great Missenden for onward transit to their final destinations.  Two students explained how they had decided to fill their shoeboxes:

“I chose to fill a shoebox for a baby. I knitted a baby blanket and a hat to make sure they are warm. My family helped me find my old toys from when I was a baby. They included lots of puppet toys so I picked the one that was best for the baby. I also donated a cube toy with different shapes to keep the baby entertained. I thought that the family of the baby would be happy that their baby would be smiling. I hope I helped the baby’s family and they can enjoy Christmas.” – Naomi, Year 8 Student

“For this year’s shoebox appeal, my family and I decided to fill a household shoebox because we have lots of things that we take for granted and don’t really use or need. To us it’s just a small item but it could greatly help a poorer family and make their lives a lot better and happier. I hope they have a Happy Christmas too.” – Finlay, Year 8 Student.

Naomis shoebox