Support for shoebox appeal

The handover of almost 86 boxes and a cheque for �300 by the NC admin and It students at the Angus College offices in Montrose happened on Thursday morning. Bob Campbell received both from Katherine Yates with the students looking on. Thanks goes to huge local support and a special thanks to the residents of South Esk Court, Ferryden for their contribution. The boxes of comforting items will now be sent to the serving troops in Afghanistan.

The handover of almost 86 boxes and a cheque for �300 by the NC admin and It students at the Angus College offices in Montrose happened on Thursday morning. Bob Campbell received both from Katherine Yates with the students looking on. Thanks goes to huge local support and a special thanks to the residents of South Esk Court, Ferryden for their contribution. The boxes of comforting items will now be sent to the serving troops in Afghanistan.

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AN APPEAL by local students to provide comfort parcels for troops serving in Afghanistan has attracted a wave of public support.

NC Office Administration and IT students, based at Angus College’s Montrose centre, collected 86 shoeboxes filled with ‘luxury’ items in just two months.

The boxes contain a variety of good which, although perhaps considered basic here, are difficult to obtain abroad including socks, toiletries and sweets which will bring some comfort to troops serving in the harsh conditions.

They were collected by the students as part of a course project which involved the group allotting tasks and working together.

Support was given by local shops, which functioned as collection points, while others and many local people who donated items to send.

They were handed over, along with a cheque for £300, to Bob Campbell from Support our Soldiers on Thursday.

Class member Katherine Yates said: “We’d like to say thanks to everyone for their support and special thanks to the residents of South Esk Court in Ferryden for their contribution.”