Friday closing date for Christmas Showbox Appeal

Friday closing date for Christmas Showbox Appeal


Clare Rose Victoria O’Connell and Cllr Mary Howard are joining with the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal and ask you to give the sweetest of surprises to a child who is a victim of war or lives in enduring poverty.

It is so easy to become involved, simply cover an adult size shoe box with festive paper and fill with items from what is called the 4 Ws.

Something to wash with – a small towel & soap, a hairbrush, tooth paste & toothbrush.

Something to wear –  t-shirts, underwear, socks, hat & scarf.

Something to write with –  pencils, toppers, erasers, crayons, copy books, colouring books.

Something to WOW them – a doll, cuddly toy, toy car, torch, story book, sweets.

The filled box can be dropped into locations all over the county between now and Friday the 15th of November, please enclose €5 to help cover costs.

Cllr Howard said: “This is such a special project and it is particularly nice if you fill your shoebox with the smallies who really love the idea of helping make another child’s Christmas special. Check out Clare Christmas Shoebox Appeal Facebook page for more details.”

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.