Annan Old Parish

Church of Scotland



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  • WOW!!! 1527 Shoeboxes

    The Shoebox Collection Van is on the road again, collecting filled Shoeboxes from schools, Churches, Shops etc. around Dumfries & Galloway.   The first stop on 10 November, was Annan Old Parish Church where 1527 boxes were picked up (in 2 van loads) and taken to Langholm for checking and being sealed with the official tape before being transported to Romania where they will be eagerly awaited – the children will be so excited to receive our boxes which may be the only gifts they receive at Christmas.        1527 smiling faces!!  Wow!!

    Very many thanks to everyone who has contributed in any way to this absolutely amazing total – our best yet!    423 boxes were packed last Thursday evening at our packing night – it was great to see so many willing helpers from Annan Old and friends from the other Churches in Annan too.    The rest of the boxes have been packed over a several nights during the past few months by a band of faithful folk.

    The BIG BOX has been filled many, many times so thanks again to everyone concerned – your generosity and help has been greatly appreciated.