Amazing response to Shoebox Appeal

BOX CLEVER. Edwina Chambers, pictured along with Jim and Brian from St Patrick's Church of Ireland, Liam Beckett and volunteers at the Drop Inn Ministries, who were about to load some many of the Christmas Shoe Boxes on Wednesday.INBM46-13 001SC.
BOX CLEVER. Edwina Chambers, pictured along with Jim and Brian from St Patrick's Church of Ireland, Liam Beckett and volunteers at the Drop Inn Ministries, who were about to load some many of the Christmas Shoe Boxes on Wednesday.INBM46-13 001SC.

More than 1,300 Christmas shoeboxes have been donated to the Drop Inn Ministries annual appeal.

The organisers are delighted with the huge response from the people of Ballymoney and surrounding area.

Edwina Chambers told the Times: “These shoeboxes are heading for Albania, Ukraine and Belarus to children who will never have had a present like this in their lives.

“Despite the credit crunch, the people of Ballymoney have been so generous.

“Pastor Ronny from the Drop Inn Ministries would like to thank the churches, schools and general public who supported the appeal so well.

“We would also like to thank the ladies who knitted items for the boxes, people who donated items and people who donated money to pay for the diesel to run the lorry.

“We would also like to thank Pastor Yvonne from the Church of God who prayed over the lorry before it left.”

The lorry left Ballymoney on Wednesday on its special journey.