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Pupils’ generosity for other kids is a shoe-in


Generous youngsters from two Coatbridge schools laced up to do their bit for children in need across the globe.

Pupils from Drumpark Primary and Buchanan High joined forces again to support the Blythswood Care shoebox appeal.

For almost 20 years, pupils from both schools – and their joint predecesso­r Drumpark School – have made a considerab­le effort to make a difference in the lives of people less fortunate than themselves.

Donations of essential everyday items, including toiletries and warm hats and gloves, along with small treats such as toys and sweets are used to fill brightly-wrapped shoeboxes as gifts for poor kids and adults in Eastern European countries such as Romania, Serbia and Moldova.

Buchanan High pupils were joined by two classes from

Drumpark Primary, namely the “Wolves” and “Red Stags”, in filling the boxes.

A spokespers­on for Buchanan High said: “It was no mean task trying to fit all the appropriat­e items into a relatively small box.

“All of the pupils involved for both schools did a fantastic job and we wish to thank them and everyone who contribute­d items to the shoeboxes.

“It has been an honour for the schools to support the appeal for nearly two decades, and everything donated helps make a big difference to youngsters in need.”

When asked how they felt about taking part in the appeal, the group of kind-hearted pupils were unanimous in saying: “It makes us feel good because we have done something to make someone else happy.”

The finale to the busy week at both schools saw an amazing 242 boxes uplifted by the charity to be transporte­d to their various destinatio­ns.

 ?? ?? Uplifting sight Youngsters display the shoe boxes in preparatio­n for their delivery
Uplifting sight Youngsters display the shoe boxes in preparatio­n for their delivery

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