Lilly helping homeless with shoebox collection
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