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Pupils from two Lanarkshire schools join forces to support shoe box appeal

Generous youngsters from two Coatbridge schools laced up to do their bit for children in need across the globe.

Pupils from Drumpark Primary and Buchanan High joined forces again to support the Blythswood Care Shoe Box Appeal.

For almost 20 years, pupils from both schools, and before that Drumpark School, have made a considerable effort to make a difference in the lives of people less fortunate than themselves.

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Donations of essential everyday items, including toiletries and warm hats and gloves, along with small treats such as toys and sweets are used to fill brightly covered shoe boxes as gifts for poor kids and adults in Eastern European countries such as Romania, Serbia and Moldova.

Buchanan High pupils were joined by two classes from Drumpark Primary, namely the “Wolves” and “Red Stags”, in filling the boxes.

A spokesperson for Buchanan High told Lanarkshire Live : “It was no mean task trying to fit all the appropriate items into a relatively small box.

“All of the pupils involved for both schools did a fantastic job and we wish to thank them and everyone who contributed items to the shoe boxes.

“It has been an honour for the schools to support the appeal for nearly two decades, and everything donated helps make a big difference to youngsters in need.”

When asked how they felt about taking part in the appeal, the group of kind-hearted pupils were unanimous in saying: “It makes us feel good because we have done something to make someone else happy.”

The finale to the busy week at both schools saw an amazing 242 boxes uplifted by the charity for the first leg of their journey to their various destinations.

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