Shoe Box Appeal
HOST, with the support of its local drink supplier, Tolchards, has been able to donate refreshments for the Gift of Giving Shoe box Appeal in Bridgwater.
Set up in 2015 by Kelly Llewelyn, the local Shoe Box appeal supports those that are homeless and has grown from providing 100 boxes in its first year, to thousands, just five years later.
Mrs Llewelyn was inspired by her son Uwyn, then aged 8, "He asked if he could use his pocket money to purchase some food and a drink for a rough sleeper sitting outside the shop. So this is what we did.”
Uwyn wanted to help more homeless people and Mrs Llewelyn thought that if he could show compassion for a vulnerable person, she could do more, and so the family – husband Daniel, Kelly and their three children run the charity.
More information on the charity can be found at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1656232844660117/