Shoe Box Appeal 2018

At Christmas time we try to give each one of our 155 residents a gift in the form of a shoe box packed with goodies.

This year we are appealing for your help in making up these shoe boxes. Join the appeal however you can, whether you fill and donate a shoe box ready to be given out, donate empty shoe boxes for us to fill or donate items for us to put in boxes, every donation helps!

If you are able to donate items we would recommend the following gifts*:

  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Socks
  • Toiletries
  • Chocolate/Sweets/Biscuits
  • Mugs
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Magazines
  • Puzzle Books
  • Playing Cards

*Please don’t put alcohol in the boxes


If you do donate a box that is ready to be handed out please label if its for a Male or Female resident so it can be gifted appropriately.

In addition to the shoe boxes we also make up hampers to use as raffle prizes. During the residents Christmas Dinner, every resident’s name is put into a hat and we give out as many hampers as we can make.

If you would like to get involved with the Shoe Box Appeal 2018 then please email or call 01522 508360


Thank you and have a merry Christmas!


If you are interested in volunteering your time at Christmas then please contact our volunteer coordinator:

Or if you are planning on fundraising in other ways at Christmas then please get in touch with the fundraising team: