SOME children in central and eastern Europe will only be receiving Christmas presents this year thanks to the efforts of Selkirk Rotary Club’s Rotakids.
Rotakids groups at Philiphaugh community and Lilliesleaf primary schools have decided to fill Rotary Christmas shoeboxes which will go to youngsters who rarely get such treats. The boxes will be filled during the next few weeks and delivered by UK Rotary clubs, with help from international aid agencies.
Parents, grandparents and friends are being asked to help by providing small toys, games, knitted gloves and scarves, and anything else they think would be appreciated by youngsters (no food or liquids).
Both groups will also be raising funds for water projects abroad, as well as helping the young and old in the their own communities.