Albania: 250 gift boxes heading to needy kids
of people from across Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have donated
more than 250 boxes of Christmas gifts for needy children in Albania.
Baptist Church, together with St Andrew's School, Berrow School
and King Alfred School, have collected the shoeboxes which contain
small gifts for the Albanian children to unwrap in the run up to
Steve Ayers from Burnham Baptist Church, who is co-ordinating the
project, will be setting off with a vehicle full of the gifts in
late December for the long journey to Albania.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com he has been "overwhelmed" by the
response across the Burnham and Highbridge area, saying: "The
local community has really pulled together and the response has
will be hand-delivering the gifts to children in Albania, which
is one of the poorest countries in Europe. They live in desperately
poor conditions and are always so grateful to see us."
been a brilliant effort and we are so grateful to everyone who has
given gifts this year and worked so hard to make this happen."
Top, the team at Burnham-On-Sea Baptist Church with some of the
250 gifts that they are preparing for the trip to Abania. Above,
one of the Albanian children who received a gift from the Burnham
group last year.