Howe of Fife Parish Church supports Romanian orphans

Howe of Fife Parish Church's donations for Romanian orphans.
Howe of Fife Parish Church's donations for Romanian orphans.

At the church service in Kettle Kirk on Sunday, October 26, 90 shoeboxes filled with gifts for orphans in Romania were handed over for transportation in time for Christmas.

Jim Leiper, chairman of Vision Romania, attended the service and spoke on behalf of the charity about its work and the difference the gifts would make to the children who would receive them.

Compassion for others was a theme of the service, conducted by the Rev. Bill Hunter, minister of the Howe of Fife Parish.

The shoeboxes filled with gifts had been donated by members of the congregation of Howe of Fife, together with other local residents and, in particular, members of Kettle Brownies. Mr Leiper thanked everyone for generosity and said the children would treasure them. In most cases this would be the only thing they would receive at Christmas.

On behalf of the children of the parish, Rosemary Smith, handed the first box to Mr Leiper.

Rosemary is pictured with Jim Leiper, along with Rev. Hunter and Pauline Galloway, church elder.

If anyone still has a shoebox at home that needs to be included in the consignment, please call 01337 830391 to arrange collection.