Stratford couple call on community to help spread Christmas spirit to Romanian families - The Stratford Observer

Stratford couple call on community to help spread Christmas spirit to Romanian families

A KINDHEARTED couple from Stratford are calling on the community to once again help spread goodwill to families in Romania this Christmas.

Malcolm and Anne McCulloch have collected and distributed over 1500 shoeboxes full of gifts and essentials for the last six years to help poverty-stricken families.

The pair have personally travelled twice to help charities based in the Eastern Europe country hand-out the boxes.

The husband and wife said the visits had motivated them to collect more shoeboxes each year.




“To us in the UK these are our everyday items but to these Romanian families living in very basic conditions they are a reminder that someone cares enough to give them the only gift they will receive this Christmas.”

The family shoeboxes are not aimed at different genders or a certain age group and could include toiletries, notebooks, small gifts, sewing kits, sweets, socks, gloves and jewellery.


Donated boxes need to be delivered to the McCullochs by November 10.

Email [email protected] for more details.

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