11:25AM, Saturday 23 November 2013
More than 140 Christmas boxes have been packed ready to be sent to children in Kenya.
On Monday mums involved with Maidenhead based antenatal classes Birth Matters spent the morning wrapping, colouring and decorating the shoe boxes containing gifts including toys, toiletries, crayons and socks.
The project was co-originated by Birth Matters founder Debra Jonckers who lives in Bramble Drive.
A percentage of the boxes were donated by children from St Mary's Catholic Primary School in Cookham Road.
They will be posted to the town of Nanyuki and distributed by the wives of British servicemen based there.
Debra said "I am speechless by the incredible generosity of people and how far afield the word has spread.
"We have received 50 boxes from St Mary's School, over 65 boxes from Birth Matters mums in Maidenhead and 12 shoe boxes from a contact in Bath."
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