I cannot believe how generous the box holders were this year, the total sum collected was £1,045 which is the most we have ever received. It was a combined effort between the three parishes of Feniton Payhembury and Escot.

All the money we collected is sent to the society towards helping vulnerable children and young people. Through the Societies network of services all over the country they are there for children when they feel they have no one they can turn to for help. Last year alone they helped 13,000 while their campaigning brought changes to more than 3 million.

The campaigning involves working closely with both national and local government, actively engage with ministers, their advisors and civil servants to influence policy development and set out policy solutions.  The Society are seeking to actively influence local government as they are given greater discretion to determine priorities and resourcing.

I cannot thank the box holders enough for their generosity and should anyone who is not a box holder wish to have a box in which to put odd change please contact me.

With much gratitude,

Sheila Lanning 01404 850699