Box collection to help those in need in Swaziland

BOXING CLEVER: Staff at social landlords the Luminus Group have been making sure life is made a little brighter for disadvantaged children in Swaziland.

Employees have been filling shoeboxes on behalf of the Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Appeal – in total they donated 29 beautifully wrapped boxes filled with presents.

The boxes will be distributed in Swaziland where 40 per cent of the population is under 15 and 70 per cent of the population lives below the poverty line.

The sweets, colouring books, hats, scarves, gloves, toys and toiletries will be distributed to children aged two to 14.

Luminus Group chief executive, Chan Abraham said: “At Luminus we are committed to giving something back and once again our employees have gone the extra mile. Christmas is a very special time and I am really pleased that Luminus staff have volunteered to help light up the lives of children in some of the poorest parts of the world.”