Christmas Shoebox Appeal


Dear Parishioner,

This year we, at St. Mary’s Church, Monxton, will be making up Christmas shoe boxes for distribution by Andover Foodbank.

Over the last ten years Andover Foodbank has distributed more than 5,000 Christmas gift boxes to local children.  These are some of the comments received by the Foodbank last year.

‘Shortage of money and anxiety make it very difficult at Christmas. The shoe boxes were a huge help and had such lovely things in them that it made Christmas for us’

 ‘Like all parents we want to try and make Christmas as special as we can.  Without your kind donations this just wouldn’t be possible, it’s such a great feeling knowing my kids will have presents to open.’

Not only have you provided a physical gift but happiness and a much needed morale boost that money cannot buy’ – Children’s Services

If you would like to make up a whole shoe box or donate some items, then we can provide you with a list of different age groups and examples of what to pack.  We also have a limited supply of empty shoe boxes.

If you would like to join with us then please contact Charmian on 710221 or Valerie on 772030 for more information.

We will be delivering our shoe boxes to the Foodbank on Friday 11th November.

Alternatively, you may wish to donate cash online at

Many thanks,

St. Mary’s Monxton



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