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Newton Aycliffe care home supports children's shoebox appeal
KIND-HEARTED residents at a care home have been donating boxes of goodies to some of the world’s most needy children.
Staff and residents at Rose Lodge Care home in Newton Aycliffe have taken part in the Children in Distress Love in a Box appeal, which encourages people to fill shoe boxes full of toys, sweets and gifts for children in need.
Crayons, t-shirts, sweets, writing pads, bubbles and balloons are just some of the gifts collected at the home.
Rose Lodge Care Home, which looks after those with personal care needs and dementia, took part in the campaign at the suggestion of Newton Ayciffe Xcel Church, where many residents attend weekly services.
Home manager Karen Frew-McGill said: “The residents really enjoyed supporting the charity and putting together the shoe boxes, so much so that we’re already planning future charity fundraising events.”
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