Gifts are on way to needy chil­dren

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

Char­i­ta­ble pupils at Ken­ning­ton Ju­nior School do­nated nearly 60 gift-filled shoe­boxes to un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren around the world.

Par­ents, teach­ers and pupils joined forces to fill 58 boxes with treats for this year’s Op­er­a­tion Christ­mas Child ap­peal.

This is the fifth year that the Up­per Vicarage Road school has taken part in the scheme, which sees the boxes sent to chil­dren in Be­larus, Ukraine and Ro­ma­nia as well as Swazi­land.

Par­ent Sarah Ward said: “It was such fun and hugely re­ward­ing. Through the shoe­box ap­peal, chil­dren in our school were able to spread laugh­ter and hope to chil­dren liv­ing in poverty through this ex­cel­lent char­ity.”

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