Shoebox appeal success in Ripley

Charitable Ripley folk have donated 411 shoeboxes to this year’s Operation Christmas Child appeal organised by the Rotary Club of Derby

The boxes, full of items such as toys, puzzle books and stationary, were handed in at drop-off points at Yeomans and Shoezone, All Saints’ Church, Waingroves Methodist Church, St John’s CofE Primary School, and the Salvation Army depot in the town over the past few weeks.

They will go to vulnerable children overseas in time for Christmas.