Cranleigh pupils join shoebox appeal to aid Romanian orphans

The pupils donated around 60 instruments
The pupils donated around 60 instruments

Cranleigh Prep School pupils took part in a charity initiative ahead of Christmas, to provide a shoebox of Christmas treats for disadvantaged children in orphanages in Romania.

The school thanked the charity prefects, who helped carry around 100 Christmas shoeboxes from the reception to the car that was delivering them to the Rotary Club, who will send them on to Romania. They were filled with a wide range of goodies, from winter woollies to soft toys and more. This year the music department also donated around 60 instruments, from violins, trombones and keyboards to flutes and clarinets, from both the Prep and Senior School. These were added to two more car loads and will be sent to Romanian orphanages.