Lights, camera, action! Shoebox Appeal launch



The launch of this year’s Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal at Hannon’s Hotel last Saturday was an overwhelming success according to coordinator Emma Clapison.

  “We have been inundated in just 24 hours with offers of help, interest from prospective volunteers and requests for leaflets. In fact, just over 1,500 leaflets were taken on the day along with over hundreds of our ready wrapped shoeboxes (prepared over the last few weeks by our volunteers) to help people get started,” she said.

  TV3 were there on the day as well as members of Team Hope Ireland and local volunteers. Entertainment was provided by Roscommon Solstice Choir and the Roscommon Community College Choir while former Roscommon Rose Aisling McNeill joined current Roscommon Rose Deirdre Cribbin in supporting this year’s appeal.

  Emma paid a special tribute to local volunteers, who would once again be instrumental in making the annual appeal a success.

  “We have a very loyal and dedicated team of volunteers – many of whom have been involved behind the scenes at the warehouse for a long time. For their previous and continued support a huge thank you! I’d also like to say a personal thank you to the volunteer event team who not only ensured that Saturday morning ran seamlessly but who have been hugely involved in the planning of this launch over the four months

  “We are very much looking forward to welcoming the new volunteers who have registered to get involved this year!”

  Anyone wishing to get information can look on the Team Hope Ireland website: Or they can look on our Facebook Page – Team Hope Roscommon: Christmas Shoebox Appeal. They can email or contact the Coordinator Emma Clapison on 087-3179370.