Worcestershire woman gets an early start on Christmas wrapping for charity appeal

Barbara Pearson

Barbara Pearson

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CHRISTMAS may still be a few months away, but one woman from Charlton, near Pershore, has already got started on her wrapping.

Barbara Pearson is aiming to wrap 11,000 show boxes for this year’s Operation Christmas Child appeal, which sends presents to children in the third world.

Any person or organisation who would like some of the boxes to fill with gifts for a less fortunate child can contact her on 01386 861 022.

She has already sent 2,160 out to churches in Worcester and Birmingham, with orders coming in from as far afield as Cardiff, Exmouth and Oxford.

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4:45pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Lord Newbold says...

I suppose that I will be the only one to speak about this third world in this way.

For as long as I can remember and more so over the last year or so. We are bombarded with television program of pictures showing starving children. We even have these propaganda pictures showing children drinking (Or are they) contaminated water.

I sympathise with these people to some extent , at one time I would contribute to certain charities whom professed in aiding these countries, however, in the last 20 years the cry for more and more aid has become a monotonous
Cry for help without helping themselves.

The UK has cut benefits to its unemployed, and our unemployed have been let down by the system. I refer to the system of charity that should begin at home. In many areas of the UK, they are operating food banks for our own people. We contribute to our local food banks.

How many of our own indigenous population will not be able to wrap one Christmas present for their own. Yet we have Barbara Pearson providing fancy boxes for Christmas presents for some so called third world country while children within her own area will be lucky if they receive a hug and a kiss this Christmas let alone a present.
I suppose that I will be the only one to speak about this third world in this way. For as long as I can remember and more so over the last year or so. We are bombarded with television program of pictures showing starving children. We even have these propaganda pictures showing children drinking (Or are they) contaminated water. I sympathise with these people to some extent , at one time I would contribute to certain charities whom professed in aiding these countries, however, in the last 20 years the cry for more and more aid has become a monotonous Cry for help without helping themselves. The UK has cut benefits to its unemployed, and our unemployed have been let down by the system. I refer to the system of charity that should begin at home. In many areas of the UK, they are operating food banks for our own people. We contribute to our local food banks. How many of our own indigenous population will not be able to wrap one Christmas present for their own. Yet we have Barbara Pearson providing fancy boxes for Christmas presents for some so called third world country while children within her own area will be lucky if they receive a hug and a kiss this Christmas let alone a present. Lord Newbold
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