It’s time to start collecting for our annual Shoebox Weekend. This year we are doing our shoe-boxes for a charity called Teams4u. This is a charity run by Dave Cooke, who originally started the shoe-box campaign back in 1990. 

Our annual Shoebox Weekend will be held on Saturday and Sunday, 4th and 5th December.  The Sunday will also be our Toy Service and Christmas Jumper Day.  There will be collection boxes at the back of church for shoebox donations and it would be great if you could come along to the hall on 4th December to help fill the boxes. To find out more, or to volunteer, speak to Pauline.

This is a very exciting time for St Chad's, and we would love for everyone to get involved. Below is a list of items we can include in our boxes.

For children:

Teddies/soft Toys
Soaps and flannels
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Drawing/writing books
Pencils, pens, rubbers, pencil sharpeners
Pencil cases
Small toys ie cars, balls, games
Hats, gloves and scarves
Hairbrushes, combs, hairbands

For home boxes:

Dishcloths/tea towels


Toiletries (soaps, flannels)

Headscarves for adults

Socks/underwear for adults


Cooking utensils (not knives)

Plastic bowls/cups

Small decorative items/Christmas decorations

Every item donated will be very gratefully received by the families. Thank you.