Barnsley pensioners to receive Christmas shoeboxes thanks Co-op staff and customers

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kind-hearted colleagues and customers at The Co-op in Bolton-on-Dearne have filled more than 30 shoeboxes full of festive goodies for the local pensioners’ luncheon club.

Staff at the store on Carr Head Lane hoped to fill around 10 boxes to give to elderly residents.

But thanks to local support enough items were collected to fill over 30 boxes.

Kerry Wood, the store’s Community Pioneer, said: “We launched the Christmas Shoebox Appeal to bring some festive cheer to some of our elderly local residents and give them a true sense of Christmas.

“We have been overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity.

“It just goes to show what can be achieved when the whole community pulls together.”