Generous 5-year old British boy fills and sends shoeboxes to deprived children in Kenya

Shoeboxes for Kenyan children
Charlie went shopping for the contents of his shoebox gifts for children in Kenya. Photo: Facebook/rachelsmiler.berwick

A generous five-year-old Warrington boy came up with his own initiative to make the start of 2019 one to remember for less fortunate children in Kenya.

Charlie Berwick-Hall had been watching television with his mum Rachel when an advert highlighting child poverty in Africa was broadcast.

The youngster told his mum, who has devoted years of her life to charity work herself, that he wanted to send over shoeboxes of gifts to deprived boys and girls for Christmas.

After Rachel wrote a Facebook post about Charlie’s idea, Tiff Wroe, a friend who lives in Kenya organised for the boxes, which had been filled with toys, toiletries, socks along with arts and craft materials, to be shipped over.

Rachel said: “After seeing my [Facebook] status, a beautiful, kind hearted lady Tiff Wroe got in touch with me & offered to help to make Charlie’s dreams come true. She lives in Kenya and has been back to England for the festive period to visit family and friends. With living in Africa she knows of children in need and would love to help us to help others.”

So on the 2 January, Rachel and Charlie met up with Tiff to hand over the boxes that the 5-year-old had made and filled with lots toys, toiletries, socks along with arts and craft materials, along with a letter to each child.

Charlie wrote a letter to go in each shoebox. Photo: Facebook/rachelsmiler.berwick

At the end of this month, Charlie is organising for another batch of donations to be sent to Kenya, but is time hoping to include clothes and shoes.

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