Footwear appeal for child refugees

Laura Tenison with one of the children in an orphanage in Lebanon.
Laura Tenison with one of the children in an orphanage in Lebanon.
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A national mother and baby business with a branch in Morpeth has launched an emergency appeal to help Syrian refugees in a neighbouring country.

JoJo Maman Bébé founder and managing director Laura Tenison recently travelled through Lebanon and along the Syrian border to deliver packs of children’s clothes collected earlier this year as part of its From a Mother to An other initiative.

While there, she found that with colder weather coming, the items parents and carers urgently need for their children include warm shoes and boots.

For speed of delivery to the refugees, Northumberland residents that are able to donate nearly new baby and children’s shoes, wellies and boots up to size 12 are asked to pack each pair in a clear plastic bag, labelled with the size, and hand them in or deliver them to the JoJo outlet in Sanderson Arcade, Morpeth, by Sunday, October 18.

All collections will be shipped directly to three charities that are working in Lebanon.