Christ­mas shoe­boxes stack up to give chil­dren the per­fect gift

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.

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