Shoebox appeal success



Pool Innovation Centre (PIC)-based pharmaceutical regulations firm, TRAC Services, has collected 49 shoeboxes full of gifts following the launch of its Christmas shoebox appeal in October.

It is the third year that TRAC has taken part in the scheme, which distributes boxes of gifts, toiletries, sweets, clothes and other goodies to people in small towns and villages across Albania, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania.

Kirsty Cotton, regulatory affairs consultant at TRAC, said: “We had a fantastic response from the businesses at PIC this year.

“Last year we collected 34 shoeboxes full of presents, so to have beaten our collection for a third year running is amazing.

“I’d like to thank everyone for their support.”

The shoebox project is organised by the charity, Link to Hope, which aims to combat poverty and give humanitarian aid and has special concern for the most disadvantaged.

This year, the Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre in Truro also joined in the collection and donated over ten boxes.