Kind-Hearted pupils have donated boxes of gifts to some of the poorest children in the world.

Children at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School in Elland rose to the challenge of filling over 50 shoe boxes with toys and presents for children at Christmas.

It was organised by the Elland Rotary Club.

Pupils Samuel Bamford, Casey-Leigh Dixon, Deanna Dixon, Kovey Fitzgibbon and Gifley Matthews helped Rotarian Andrew Marsh from The Rotary Club of Elland to load the boxes for transport.

The boxes will be distributed by Rotary and various charitable organisations both here in Calderdale and abroad.

Con Cluskey, member of the Rotary Club, said: “The gift of a shoebox that contains toys, toiletries, educational items or household goods is a drop of happiness to the people of Eastern Europe who live in a world of poverty.

“For many, it will be the first present that they have ever received and it lets them know that somebody, somewhere cares.”

The Rotary Club of Elland meets regularly for talks and to take part in community events.

At their last meeting they heard that a new sound system has been purchased for the Christmas Sleigh and this was demonstrated by playing one of Rotarian Con Cluskey’s recordings with The Bachelors.

Members also took part in a quiz night and they are organising a St Valentines Night Party to be held on February 14 2015.

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