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Church gets ready to collect shoeboxes
1:00pm Monday 30th September 2013 in News
PEOPLE in Upton are being asked to give up a couple of hours of their time to make it a merrier Christmas for children in less fortunate parts of the world.
Upton Baptist Church in Old Street is once again acting as the headquarters for the town’s efforts to support the Operation Christmas Child campaign run by charity Samaritan’s Purse.
This sees shoeboxes filled with simple gifts wrapped up and delivered to thousands of youngsters, who would otherwise receive nothing, in time for Christmas.
The church will be opening its doors as a drop-off point for individual items or filled shoeboxes from Tuesday, October 15.
Then, at 9.30am on Friday, November 1, it will be running a shoebox-filling workshop that everyone is invited to attend.
Donations of knitted items, toiletries and small toys are welcomed and all gifts should be suitable for children aged from two to 14 years old.
For more details visit operationchristmaschild.org.uk or call Upton co-ordinator Barrie Burch on 01684 594412.
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