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Mount Pleasant pupils in Thurso donate 124 boxes to Blythswood Shoebox Appeal


By John Davidson

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P2 pupils help load the boxes onto the Blythswood van for delivery.
P2 pupils help load the boxes onto the Blythswood van for delivery.

Thurso pupils at one primary school made up 124 boxes of gifts and essential items to help those in need at Christmas time.

Primary 2 children at Mount Pleasant Primary co-ordinated the collection at the school, which will be donated to children and adults in other parts of the world who wouldn’t otherwise receive any gifts at Christmas.

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the annual Blythswood Christmas Shoebox Appeal, and the pupils also donated extra hats, gloves and baby items lovingly made by enthusiastic knitters from the wider school community.

P2 teacher Jennifer Gordon said the pupils, along with some help from their Primary 5 buddies, made up, collected and counted eight boxes for men, nine boxes for women, 14 boxes for teenage boys, 29 boxes for boys, 30 boxes for girls and 34 boxes for teenage girls.

They then delivered them all to the Blythswood van to start their long journey to their final destination.

The children would like to thank everyone who donated items for the appeal and demonstrated that their school vision – “We Care” – is being fulfilled in such a practical way.

The pupils shared their 'We Care' vision.
The pupils shared their 'We Care' vision.
Devon Mackay (left) and Jack Gardner lend a hand with lifting boxes onto the van.
Devon Mackay (left) and Jack Gardner lend a hand with lifting boxes onto the van.

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