Attleborough pupils’ shoeboxes help charity

STUDENTS at Attleborough High School have done their bit to help disadvantaged children in Africa and eastern Europe by sending off dozens of Christmas shoeboxes.

Pupils at the high school and sixth form centre, left, were encouraged to bring in items to their tutor group to make up gift boxes for children who do not normally get a Christmas present.

The schools' charity work, which saw one tutor group making up 17 boxes, will go to the Operation Christmas Child scheme run by Samaritan's Purse.

The gifts will be distributed to children in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Kenya, Kosova, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Romania, Serbia, Swaziland, Ukraine and Zimbabwe.

Organiser Caroline Graham, said the Attleborough students had been very generous, despite the impact of the recession on funds.

'I have been taken aback by the enthusiasm of some students and am very proud that our students care so much about others,' she said.