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Helping others to have a better time

Posted onPosted on 18th Jan

A caring mum of three who works in Pleasley Vale helped give disadvantaged children a better Christmas.

Martina Booth, scheme administrator at NAPIT, inspired donations and volunteering over the Christmas period.

She made Christmas Eve boxes for families who may not have had the type of Christmas they were used to and filled them with the help of donations from her NAPIT colleagues.

The boxes contained goodies for children and teenagers for Christmas, including colouring books/note pads, books, crayons, small selection boxes/chocolates, biscuits, Christmas mugs/cups, hot chocolate sachets, warm socks, candy canes, sweets/marshmallows, and Santa keys/reindeer food.

To help distribute the boxes, Martina approached her children’s school, St Augustin’s Primary in Worksop, which arranged distribution of the gifts to families connected to the school and the local area.

The efforts of Martina and her colleagues at NAPIT meant 30 boxes were made for 14 families. Martina also donated five hampers for teenagers to Woman’s Aid.

Helen Wellings, chair of the events and social committee at NAPIT, said “Martina has been an active member of our committee for several years, and helps organise fundraising and charity events at NAPIT.

“However, what she achieved at Christmas was amazing. She selflessly spent hours of her free time organising the collection and making up the boxes so they were beautifully presented for the children. She really is a hero when it comes to helping her local community.”

NAPIT said it is always keen to help charities in the local area. To find out more visit www.napit.org.uk