AN ARBROATH pub is hoping to boost the spirits of the Marines of 45 Commando in Afghanistan by collecting gift-filled shoeboxes to send out to the men.
The Corner Bar on Howard Street, is urging its customers to fill up shoeboxes with non-perishable items that would be suitable and helpful for the Marines to have while on their six-month tour of duty in the war torn country.
Landlady Anne Coates explained she often has custom from Marines at RM Condor and that she hopes they can give something back to them while they are away.
She said: “We are carrying out this shoebox appeal in aid of 45 Commando and hope to send them stuff that will make their lives a little bit more bearable while they are away from home.
“Some of the men already come into the pub and we want to help them by doing this.
“Boxes can be filled with anything non-perishable with items such as crisps, sweets, magazines, toothpaste and shower gel and then we will send them to the appropriate BFPO address.
“We also have a donation bin where people can place items and we are appealing for anybody who has any spare shoeboxes to get in touch.”
Anybody wanting to help the shoebox appeal can drop off their donations at the Corner Bar.
r Pictured is customer Alice Smith putting her donated items in the donation bin with mine host Anne Coates holding the lid open and other patrons looking on.