Cromer youngsters help disadvantaged children

Richard BatsonBoxes full of toys and treats for disadvantaged children are winging their way from Cromer to Serbia in time for Christmas.Richard Batson

Boxes full of toys and treats for disadvantaged children are winging their way from Cromer to Serbia in time for Christmas.

Ninety shoeboxes have been stuffed with toys, chocolate, and toiletries by youngsters at the Suffield Park infants and nursery school.

The Cromer children aged three to seven have been assembling the goody boxes as part of a larger international Operation Christmas Child aid collection which regularly sends 200,000 boxes to Serbia alone.

School nursery nurse Wendy Williams said the boxes contained everything day things such as toys, bars of chocolate, flannels, soap and toothbrushes that were real treats for the youngsters in disadvantaged places.


You may also want to watch:


The mountain of Cromer boxes was collected on Friday to begin its journey to the smiling faces of the youngsters receiving them.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter