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Shoebox appeal brings joy to vulnerable young people in Flintshire

Published: 17/06/2020

Rainbow-Shoebox-Appeal_cfb7132510e3129494434bb90d87fbba.jpgTheatr Clwyd and Flintshire County Council together with members of the local community have worked together to bring boxes of joy and happiness to vulnerable children in North Wales impacted by COVID 19. 

The theatre put out a public call for donations of shoe boxes full of fun, colourful treats to make the world a brighter place for a young person in Flintshire.

“We have been overwhelmed by the amazing response from our community” said Gwennan Mair, the theatre’s Director of Creative Engagement, “many people brought more than one box, Buckley Town Football club organised collections and the craft, creativity and quality of what we received was heartwarming.”

The appeal saw the public donate over 300 shoeboxes over 2 days which have now been distributed by Flintshire County Council to the most vulnerable young people in the county.

The appeal has been extended with an additional drop-off day on Thursday 2nd July from 11:30am to 3:30pm.

The theatre is asking people to fill a shoebox with treats, snacks, toys, games, arts and crafts, seeds or books and drop them off at the theatre – booking a drop off time and maintaining strict social distancing at all times. From the theatre, the boxes will be sorted and quarantined to make sure they are safe before being distributed to vulnerable children across Flintshire.

For more information and to take part visit: www.theatrclwyd.com/rainbowshoebox


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