Tuesday, 21 August 2018
PUPILS at a Henley school have donated shoeboxes full of Christmas gifts to disadvantaged children.
The children at Sacred Heart primary in Greys Hill are taking part in Operation Christmas Child, which is organised by Christian aid organisation the Samaritan’s Purse.
They filled more than 120 boxes with presents including sweets, colouring pencils, cuddly toys and skipping ropes as well as more practical items such as toothbrushes, flannels, socks and woolly hats. Some also put in notes.
They then covered them in wrapping paper and attached stickers saying whether the box was for a boy or a girl and what age. More boxes were donated by parishioners at Sacred Heart Church, who also paid the delivery charges of £3 per box.
The boxes will be delivered to young people in need across Africa and Asia and the children will also be able to follow their progress on the Samaritan’s Purse website thanks to a live tracking service.
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