Memory Snowflakes. The group was looking at ways of decorating some of the smaller trees that don’t have Christmas lights along the Main Street and one of our group suggested Creating a memory tree. We thought it was a great idea and will be selling the attached snowflakes at £1:00 each. we will attach a message to it from yourself then hang them from one of the small trees. It is always difficult at Christmas when you have lost someone and remembering them this way, especially those local to Egremont, we thought would be a fantastic and moving idea. If you are interested please drop in to the Town Council offices from Mon to Fri between 9:30 and 3:30 and pay your pound and write your message. It helps us to raise funds for next years Winter Wonderland as well as creating a memory for a loved one. We will also be having a stall at the Egremont winter Craft Fayre and Christmas grotto to be held on the 20th/21st Nov in the Market Hall.
This shows what can be done when everyone works together, thanks again to the brilliant Calderwood and Works 4 You. To the Egremont Womb,es for their litter picking and to Copeland Borough Council who donated some of the litter picking packs which we have used alongside the ones Egremont Town Council have provided.
Wanted Does anyone have any unwanted fine china cups, saucers, tea plates, milk jugs, sugar bowls, medium sized teapots and cake stands, preferably tiered, that they can donate for a Jubilee event; could they phone Egremont Town Council on 01946 820254 or drop them off at the office between 10.00am and 2.00pm Monday to Friday.
Each year thousands of people like you generously pack shoebox gifts to bless children in need around the world. Find out all you need to know about how to pack your shoebox gift below.
Find a Shoebox
Get an empty medium sized shoebox, and wrap the box and lid separately in colourful wrapping paper or order preprinted shoeboxes online. Attach the appropriate boy/girl label, marking if your gift is for a boy or a girl. Select an age category 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14 and attach the label to the top of your shoebox.
Fill with gifts
Fill your shoebox with a selection of fun toys, hygiene items and school supplies. If possible, include one or two extra special items you know a child will love such as a doll, cuddly toy or deflated football with pump. See our Gift Suggestions below for more ideas.
Make your project donation
A suggested donation of £5 is essential to cover project costs, including shipping, to enable a local church or group overseas to lead a safe, well-organised children’s event where your shoebox will be given to a child in need. More detail on what your donation covers here.
Give online at Follow Your Box and you can print out a barcode and place it inside your shoebox on top of the contents. This will enable us to tell you which country your shoebox gets sent to.
DONATE ONLINE AND FOLLOW YOUR BOX
Or you can post your donation to Victoria House, Victoria Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 5EX using the prepaid envelope on our leaflet. Cheques should be payable to ‘Samaritan’s Purse’ and signed and dated with your address on the back. If you are packing multiple shoeboxes you can write a cheque for one combined donation.
Note: Follow Your Box is only available when you donate online.
Personalise & Pray
Personalise your shoebox by including a hand written note and a photograph of yourself, your group or your family. You may also like to pray for the child that will receive your gift.
Drop Off Your Shoebox
Place a rubber band around each closed shoebox and take it to a local Drop-off Location.
National Collection Week for our 2021 campaign will be 15-22 November and our Drop-off Locations are listed here.
Order leaflets and posters and encourage others to get involved.
Need More Labels?
A full page of printer-friendly boy/girl labels for multiple shoebox gifts.
Need Boxes for a Large Group?
You can purchase preprinted boxes in sets of 20, 50 or 100.
A football and pump, cuddly toys, dolls, toy cars, small musical instruments, yo-yos, skipping ropes, balls, small puzzles etc.
Pens, pencils & sharpeners, crayons or felt pens, stamps & ink pad sets, writing pads or notebooks, solar calculators, colouring & picture books etc.
Toothbrush, bars of wrapped soap, comb or hairbrush, flannel etc.
Hat, gloves, scarf, sunglasses, cap, socks, T-shirt, flip-flops, hair accessories, jewellery set, watch, wind-up torch etc.
DO NOT INCLUDE
Toothpaste, sweets, lotions and liquids; used or damaged items; war-related items; seeds, gum, chocolate or food items; religious or political literature; medicines, aerosol cans, sharp or fragile items.
Items packed from this list will be removed from shoeboxes. Read more about this process.
Cumbria County Council can provide access to food and essential items,
as well as general support. Call its support line on 0800 783 1966 or email
Citizens Advice Copeland can help with debt issues, benefi t claims, legal issues
and energy advice. Call 01946 693321 or email email@example.com.
Phoenix Enterprise Centre can help with employment issues, skills and claiming
Universal Credit. Call 07388 996202 or email
Whitehaven, Egremont and District Credit Union can provide low cost loans,
budgeting advice and small hardship grants. Call 01946 66755 or email
Christians Against Poverty provides free help to anyone in debt. You can book
an appointment by calling 0800 328 0006.
The Thrift Hub Food Pantry can provide fresh food and store cupboard
essentials as well as personal care items. Call 07388 996202 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
North Lakes Foodbank vouchers are provided through Copeland Citizens
Advice on 01946 693321.
Millom Food Pantry can provide food parcels for a small donation. Call 01229
774917 or 07514 098920. For Barrow Foodbank in Millom call 01229 774601.
If you think your child may be eligible to receive free school meals and school
clothing vouchers, please contact the Cumbria County Council Service Centre
on 01228 606060.
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Citizens Advice Copeland can help with advice on available grants if you are
struggling to pay utility bills. Call 01946 693321 or email
Family Action can provide support to any family in Copeland that is struggling.
Telephone 01946 64600 or email Copeland@family-action.org.uk.
There are a range of organisations that o er mental health support:
Together We call 0808 196 1773 or email email@example.com
Mindline Cumbria call 0300 561 0000 or text ‘Mind’ to 81066
Samaritans call 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Life Matters call 07908 537541 or email email@example.com
Togetherall visit www.togetherall.com
Kooth visit www.kooth.com (for over 11 year olds)
For bereavement support visit www.cumbria.gov.uk/publichealth/bereavement
Women Out West provide support to all women in West Cumbria. Call 01946
550103, text 07539 780431 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Freedom Project provides support for individuals and families. Call 07712
117986 or email email@example.com.
Copeland Borough Council’s Crisis and Prevention O cer o ers help and
support to victims who are homeless or threatened with homelessness. Call
01946 598300 or email Housing.Options@copeland.gov.uk.
Victim Support provides specialist help to victims of crime and traumatic
incidents. Call 0300 303 0157 during o ce hours or 08 08 16 89 111 anytime, or
Copeland Age and Advice Service (CAAS) can provide help with grants for
fuel bills, fi nancial advice and guidance on matters such as Power of Attorney,
claiming benefi ts, living independently and housing. Call 01946 552166 or email:- firstname.lastname@example.org.
Age UK West Cumbria can be contacted on 01900 844670 or by email at
Housing and Homelessness
Copeland Borough Council’s Housing Options team can help if you are
homeless or threatened with homelessness. Call 01946 598300 and ask for
housing options or email Housing.Options@copeland.gov.uk.
You can also get help and advice from Shelter on 0802 800 4444 (in an
emergency call 0808 1644 6600) or from Citizens Advice on 03444 111 444.
If you are concerned about someone sleeping rough a referral can be made via
You can fi nd full information on these and other types of support at