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Shoebox appeal for Newtown's elderly

Created on 10/12/2017 @ 09:41
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PEOPLE from Newtown are asked to donate shoeboxes of items for elderly and vulnerable people being supported by a care provider in the area.
Abacare, which has offices in Newtown, is running the shoebox appeal for its service users who may not be able to get outside to pick up essentials during the festive season.
Sam Evans, Registered Manager at Abacare, said: “We don’t want anyone to feel isolated or alone this Christmas so we’re reminding people that there is still time to take part in our shoebox appeal.
“People can fill the shoeboxes with anything they think might be useful including hats, scarves, slippers and toiletries as well as something a bit more festive and fun for Christmas.”
Any shoeboxes can be dropped off or sent to Abacare’s offices at St Davids House, New Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 1RB. The deadline for boxes to be sent is Friday, December 15.
Abacare will then distribute any donations amongst its service users.
Sam added: “We think this is a really great way to treat our service users and we hope lots of people get involved.
“People who take part in our shoebox appeal are the types of caring, honest, reliable and good natured people we want working for us. They have a natural affinity to care and we would encourage them to consider taking on a position in the industry with us or even just working a few hours per week to help an elderly person in their home."

Photo: Peter Angelides, CEO of Abacare with a shoebox for the appeal

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