Posted Dec 12 2016

Shoebox gifts for refuges and homeless this Christmas

Shoeboxes filled with essential toiletries have been donated to those in need in West Norfolk this Christmas.

King’s Lynn-based marketing and web design agency, Steele Media, appealed for donations of shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, hairbrushes and other toiletries as part of Project Shoebox – a national charity initiative.


Donations flooded in and the company was inundated with offerings which will now be passed on to Leeway women’s refuges, King’s Lynn’s homeless charity The Purfleet Trust, and the Pandora Project which supports women and children affected by domestic abuse. Specific children’s boxes were also put together for children who will be spending Christmas in local refuges.


Gary Pooley, managing director of Steele Media, said: “We have been absolutely overwhelmed by people’s generosity. We are still packing the donations into boxes but expect to fill at least 60 which we’re delighted to be able to pass on to those who need them. We hope that these donations will make a small difference to them this Christmas.”


Tracy Mahoney, project manager at Pandora Project, thanked everyone who donated and said: “The toiletries will go to women in need across West Norfolk. Women who are on a very tight budget often don't have money for 'luxuries', things that other people may take for granted, so this donation will be very much appreciated.”

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