Churches plea for poor children

POOR CHILDREN suffering all kinds of hardships will find some joy by receiving small gifts stacked up in empty shoeboxes taken abroad.

But churches in East Hoathly and Chiddingly need people to help by providing filled shoeboxes to be sent to the youngsters in need and their families in Romania, Albania, Moldova, Bulgaria and the Ukraine.

Leaflets giving precise instructions about the shoeboxes and gifts needed are available at the churches.

Filled shoeboxes will need to be left in either church by November 4 ready to be taken to a depot in Worthing.

Any enquiries about the Link Romania Shoebox Appeal phone 01825 872830.