Fes­tive gifts to help chil­dren

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your -

THOU­SANDS of gift-filled shoe­boxes from across Cam­bridgeshire are head­ing for vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren over­seas.

The shoe­boxes have been do­nated by in­di­vid­u­als, schools, busi­nesses, churches and or­gan­i­sa­tions in Peter­bor­ough, Chat­teris, Hunt­ing­don, March, Wis­bech and other ar­eas of Cam­bridgeshire.

The do­na­tions will be taken to Be­larus, Kyr­gyzs­tan, Ser­bia and Swazi­land as part of Op­er­a­tion Christ­mas Child, one of the UK’S largest an­nual chil­dren’s char­ity projects.

Cam­bridgeshire re­gional man­ager for Op­er­a­tion Christ­mas Child, Gor­don Mc­Cann, said: “It’s tremen­dous to see such kind­ness, par­tic­u­larly at a time when the eco­nomic down­turn is hit­ting so many peo­ple.

“Ev­ery­one who has do­nated a shoe­box can be ab­so­lutely cer­tain that it will have a very pos­i­tive im­pact on the child who re­ceives it. These chil­dren of­ten re­ceive noth­ing else at Christ­mas.”

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