Lilly help­ing home­less with shoe­box col­lec­tion

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A SCHOOL­GIRL showed her car­ing side this Christ­mas by or­gan­is­ing a char­ity col­lec­tion for peo­ple who are home­less and vul­ner­a­ble.

Lilly Hicks, 11, a pupil at Beech Hall School, in Tyther­ing­ton, de­cided to show her sup­port by start­ing a shoe­box ap­peal.

With help from her class­mates her col­lec­tion re­sulted in 35 boxes be­ing filled with wrapped items in­clud­ing toi­letries, gloves, hats, choco­late and bis­cuits.

They were then handed over to the char­ity Manch­ester Street An­gels to give out as part of the Manch­ester Home­less Shoe­box Ap­peal.

Head­mas­ter James Allen said: “I would like to ex­tend my thanks and re­spect to Lilly for sug­gest­ing and pro­mot­ing this project within our school com­mu­nity.

“It was a bril­liant ini­tia­tive and a great way to con­sider and help those who are less for­tu­nate.

“As as a school, we in­spire our chil­dren to think out­side the box for cre­ative so­lu­tions, es­pe­cially when it comes to help­ing oth­ers.

“Lilly used her own ini­tia­tive for this ven­ture, a key skill that will help her in all as­pects of life and some­thing which we will con­tinue to en­cour­age through­out all ages.”

Lilly Hicks with the col­lected shoe­boxes

Lilly Hicks and her class­mates with the filled shoe­boxes

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