Cre­ate a box of de­lights

Call for peo­ple to send presents to dis­ad­van­taged chil­dren

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Salina Pa­tel­tel@trin­i­tymir­

BRING a smile to the face of a refugee child and other de­prived chil­dren around the world at Christ­mas.

Of­fice space provider Re­gus is urg­ing peo­ple across west Lon­don to help spread a lit­tle fes­tive cheer by fill­ing a box with gifts such as toys, sta­tionery, hy­giene items and cloth­ing, as part of the shoe­box ap­peal.

The com­pany has set up drop-off points at cen­tres in Houn­slow, Twickenham, Eal­ing, Ham­mer­smith, Ful­ham, Kens­ing­ton and Hilling­don.

Re­gus has backed the Op­er­a­tion Christ­mas Child cam­paign for a third year, in con­junc­tion with in­ter­na­tional re­lief char­ity Sa­mar­i­tan’s Purse.

Richard Mor­ris, UK chief ex­ec­u­tive at Re­gus, said: “We’re de­lighted to sup­port this very wor­thy cause which bright­ens up Christ­mas time for dis­ad­van­taged chil­dren, in­clud­ing those caught up in the Syr­ian cri­sis and those liv­ing in refugee camps.

“Lo­cal busi­nesses, schools and in­di­vid­u­als are en­cour­aged to get in­volved and do­nate their shoe­boxes at any of our cen­tres.”

The 2015 shoe­box ap­peal runs from Novem­ber 2 to 18 and drop-off points are open from 8.30am to 6pm.

Present-filled shoe­boxes will be sent to chil­dren liv­ing in refugee camps, or­phan­ages and war-torn coun­tries around the world in time for Christ­mas.

Visit www.op­er­a­tion christ­ or­

Kens­ing­ton: 239 High Street, Kens­ing­ton

West­min­ster: 10 Gr­ey­coat Place; 50 Broad­way; Bressenden Place; 100 Pall Mall; 1 Northum­ber­land Av­enue; 4-12 Re­gent Street; 222 Re­gent Street

Rich­mond: Sheen Road; Kew Road

n A TIME FOR GIV­ING: Help brighten the days for refugee chil­dren by fill­ing a shoe­box with sta­tionery, toys and toi­letries

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