We held our first meeting of the new HFG year on Wednesday September 10th.  After the initial business of the meeting, paying subs etc we had an inspirational talk by Vera Seaman about the shoebox appeal in which several of our group are involved during November each year. Vera showed us a moving DVD and photos of the children who receive these boxes at Christmas (or even as late as Easter in some countries). The boxes are delivered by Samaritan’s Purse volunteers to needy children in 13 Eastern European countries and 2 African countries (Liberia and Swaziland).