Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

Please donate Shoe boxes full of gifts for children from deprived areas world wide. This year the boxes from the post code SG will be going to Kenya. Leaflets are available in the church or information can be obtained from http://www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk/what-to-pack.

Is a yearly event which was originally set up by Mr David Cooke after seeing the horrors the children in orphanages of Romania had to endure after watching a news broadcast on TV in 1990. David's aim was to fill one lorry with gifts and drive it to Romania.

The response to his appeal was overwhelming and on the 12th of December a convey of vehicles including lorries donated by local companies with 17 volunteers; who on return vow to repeat the work. From then Operation Christmas child was born

The years that followed saw further trips to other countries including Albania, Belarus, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Serbia, Kenya & Russia by 1996 over a million shoe boxes and medical aid.

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