The St John’s congregation again rose to the occasion magnificently with a ‘wonderful’ response to this year’s Blythswood Care Shoebox appeal.
On Thursday, drivers from Blythswood collected the 43 boxes – the same number as last year – donated by kind members of our congregation and their friends who are not church-goers.
The boxes have been filled with all sorts of Christmas gifts and everyday practical items that will be distributed across parts of Europe and India to those in desperate need, whether they are children up to 16 or vulnerable adults.
‘Our response was just wonderful,’ said Carol Finlay, who co-ordinated the collections from the church office. ‘These gifts are a sign of the generosity and Christian love of our congregation and their friends as they want to help put a smile on the faces of people hundreds and thousands of miles away at Christmas.’
Carol said that a fun quiz in the church hall on the 30 October plus individual and online donations had raised £493 – cash that will be used by Blythswood to help meet the transportation costs in delivering all the shoe boxes in the run up to Christmas.