Spread sea­sonal love

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By NI­COLA STE­WART

she said the event grow­ing ev­ery year.

Last year, the Mata­mata community packed more than 200 boxes.

Bay of Plenty co­or­di­na­tors Geral­dine and Neil Gum­b­ley have fol­lowed the boxes to the Solomon Is­lands, North Viet­nam and Cam­bo­dia to see for them­selves the im­pact they have.

“These kids re­ally have

was noth­ing,” said.

“They are so ex­cited just to get the box – then they re­alise that it’s filled with presents and it’s chaos.”

If you are in­ter­ested in tak­ing part in Op­er­a­tion Christ­mas Child you can visit the web­site on: op­er­a­tionchrist­maschild .org.nz or contact Kar­lien Loub­ser on 027 841 1850.

Mrs

Gum­b­ley

Giv­ing: Op­er­a­tion Christ­mas Child Mata­mata co-or­di­na­tor Kar­lien Loub­ser with Bay of Plenty co-or­di­na­tors Geral­dine and Neil Gum­b­ley.

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