Scarborough youth group looking for donations for Christmas Shoebox Appeal

A group of young people in Scarborough are asking the local community for their Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 4:32 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 4:34 pm

The youngsters are members of Ignite, YMCA Scarborough’s youth social action project, and are asking for anything from empty shoeboxes, to gifts to fill them with.

The boxes will be filled and decorated ready to be donated to children in need via the Salvation Army.

Ignite are asking the community to “Give a little, give a Christmas” by helping them to support children that may not have the things we all take for granted during the festive period.

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The group said: “We are Ignite and this Christmas we are donating show boxes to the Salvation Army, for the amazing children that may not have the things we all take for granted at Christmas.

"We are doing this by appealing to the good graces of the public in our great town. If you would like to help our cause please feel free to drop in any donations at the YMCA Scarborough and if you like what we’re doing and know anyone aged 12-18, let them know to come along to our next meeting.”

The Ignite project is open to anyone aged 12-18 and takes place at the YMCA Scarborough every Tuesday from 6-8pm where young people discuss topics they feel are important to the

wellbeing of our society and organise projects, like this one, to help make their town a better place to live.

Donations can be made via the YMCA Scarborough Reception by Monday December 16 ready for the boxes to be made up and decorated on Tuesday December 17.

Anyone aged 12-18 who would like to help with the creation of the boxes is welcome to join the Ignite participants on Tuesday from 6-8pm at the YMCA Scarborough.