Santa needs your help (again!)

Silves-based Castelo de Sonhos registered charity has more than 200 elderly in need living in this area. To help make this Christmas special, the 16th Annual Shoebox Drive for the Elderly is now underway.

The boxes will be delivered to the elderly by the Castelo de Sonhos team in time for Christmas. If you would like to contribute, this is what you have to do:
1. Find an empty shoebox. Most shoe shops are only too pleased to give you one.

2. Decide whether your gift will be for a man or a woman.

3. Fill your shoebox with a variety of gifts (each gift may be individually wrapped) see suggestions below. Please pack carefully and wrap breakables well.

4. Wrap the shoebox and label for man or women, or couple.

5. Deliver filled shoeboxes to Castelo de Sonhos in Silves or the Holiday Inn Algarve in Armação de Pêra between November 15 and December 9.

Gift ideas: Shampoo, soap, body lotion, bath gel, foam hairbrush, comb, mirror, woolly hat, gloves, scarf, socks, hankies, tights, small shawl, sewing kit, shower cap, torch, face cloth, tea towel, small notebook and pen, sweets, chocolate, cakes, biscuits (please ensure they are well in date), small ornament, Christmas card. Do not include medicines.

For more information, contact Sue Butler-Cole on 933 374 865 or email [email protected]