Every autumn a team of Plymouth Soroptimists meet up to fill shoe boxes with gifts for boys and girls in hospitals and orphanages in Moldova.
In 2018 52 shoe boxes were wrapped in Christmas paper and filled with toiletries, hats, scarves, gloves, stationery, games and toys.
The Mustard Seed Relief Mission collects boxes from organisations like Soroptimist International as well as schools, churches and individuals. They transport around 40,000 boxes each year to children in Eastern Europe under the banner of ‘Love in a Box’.
Plymouth Soroptimist Lorraine Gillings said: “Our members are keen to support this really worthwhile cause. We love to know that some under privileged children will have their very own Christmas parcel to open at this special time of year.”