Shoe bags for October 2010 for Sierra Leone

Every year we send shoebags filled with toys and other useful items for the children in our churches in Sierra Leone at Christmas. This year the instructions are:

Maximum to be spent per bag: £5

Each bag to have age and sex of the child it is for, ‘safety pinned’ to the outside.

Size of bag: approximately 15 inches square.


1. ‘Sports’ Drink bottle (not empty drinks bottle)

2. 1 pair pants / knickers

3. 1 tee shirts / vests

4. Soap

5. Tooth brush and paste

6. Flannel

7. Pencils and coloured pencils

8. Eraser

9. Rule

10. Biros

11. Exercise book

12. ‘One’ toy, please no more than one toy! (e.g. tennis ball, skipping rope, marbles, small toy car)

We plan to send the shoebags to Sierra Leone during October so will need to have them at either Copthorne or Wormley by late September.

About Ben Quant

Ben is the former Chairman of the Sierra Leone Mission Committee in the UK, now serving as a co-opted member of the SLM, as well as the minister of the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion church in Wormley, Hertfordshire (
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