West Norfolk plea to help the needy at Christmas

Shoebox appeal.

Shoebox appeal. - Credit: Archant

A Christmas appeal has been made for donations of toiletries to help women in local refuges and homeless people.

West Norfolk marketing and web design agency, Steele Media, will be sending out gift boxes of toiletries this festive season.

They will be distributed to local refuges and the Purfleet Trust, which supports homeless people in King's Lynn, at Christmas.

Donations of shower gel, soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorants, toothbrushes, toothpaste, body lotion, hair brushes, combs and sanitary products are needed and will be packed into shoeboxes to be delivered to those who need them at Christmas.

The project is part of a charity initiative called Project Shoebox and Steele Media will be acting as the collection point in west Norfolk.

Helen Jackson, of Steele Media, said: 'For the past two years I have co-ordinated collections for Project Shoebox from home but last year I received so many generous donations that I ran out of room in my house.

'This year Steele Media has offered to act as a collection point, meaning we can accept more donations and reach more people who need them.

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'We're asking people to search their cupboards for unwanted and unopened items of toiletries, or to pick up an extra toothbrush or shower gel with their shopping to donate to this fantastic cause.'

As well as essential toiletry items, donations of luxuries such as perfume and make-up are also welcome. All donations will be packed into shoeboxes, gift-wrapped and sent to women in refuges and homeless people around west Norfolk. Donations can be taken to Steele Media's offices at Unit 8, Hamlin Way, King's Lynn, PE30 4NG.

What are you doing for those in need this Christmas? Email david.bale2@archant.co.uk

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