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East Coast martial arts students fill shoeboxes with supplies too aid third world countries

PUBLISHED: 13:35 04 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:35 04 November 2017

Students ot East Coast Martial Arts Academy wrapped 27 shoeboxes filled with goods for the less fortunate. Picture: Natasha Southerland

Students ot East Coast Martial Arts Academy wrapped 27 shoeboxes filled with goods for the less fortunate. Picture: Natasha Southerland

Natasha Southerland

Young martial arts students kicked off their Christmas project by filling dozens of shoeboxes with goods for the less fortunate.

Members of the East Coast Martial Arts Academy got together to pack and wrap as many shoeboxes as possible for the Operation Christmas Child project.

The shoeboxes were filled with goods and necessities for children in third world countries, packed with school supplies, toys, arts and crafts, sweets and hygiene items.

Together they have filled and wrapped 27 shoeboxes, selecting extra goods which were donated by local shops, superstores and members of the community.

Instructors Elizabeth Over, Ian Over, Natasha Southerland and Aydon Davies said they were “extremely thrilled” with the success of this year’s charity appeal.

“I did the shoe box appeal because it’s doing something selfless and providing for others that aren’t as privileged as we are,” said student Nula Granger-Townsend.

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