The box labelled with CARE

Pat Leslie as a child
I remember the excitement of receiving the big brown cardboard box with the bold black letters spelling CARE on the side.

Pat Leslie lives in Kirkcaldy, Scotland. She does not remember all the contents of the box, but recalls a tinned chicken, a packet of dried flaked banana, and sweets, which her mum shared among all the children in the neighbourhood.

“We just all dived in to the sweets,” she recalls.