Christmas shoeboxes stack up to give children the perfect gift
DISADVANTAGED children across the world will receive gifts this Christmas thanks to the generosity of people in Bucks.
Last month, people dropped off shoeboxes filled with presents at the Regus centres in The Broadway, Amersham, Beaconsfield Motorway Services and Kingsmead Business Park, in High Wycombe, which are supporting the Operation Christmas Child appeal for the second year running.
The Buckinghamshire centres are part of a network of almost 300 Regus centres in the UK, which together collected more than 5,000 boxes – including 96 just at Beaconsfield.
Run in conjunction with the Samaritan’s Purse charity, the appeal involves filling shoeboxes with small toys, sweets and other gifts to send to children overseas in refugee camps, orphanages, homeless shelters and impoverished neighbourhoods.
Richard Morris, CEO
‘GREAT SUCCESS’: donated shoeboxes
Ben Southgate and general manager Barry Fleming from Regus in Beaconsfield with some of the of Regus in the UK, said: “We would like to thank all the local businesses, schools, children in 130 countries around the world have received a Christmas shoebox.