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Ralph Thoresby Help Children Less Fortunate This Christmas

December 15th, 2012 · No Comments · Ralph Thoresby

by Joel Beaumont
samaritans logoMembers of Ralph Thoresby school have donated gifts and toys to the charitable scheme Operation Christmas Child, run by Samaritan’s Purse, for the seventh year running.

Students from the school put together shoeboxes filled with donations for other children living in less fortunate parts of the world so they too can enjoy Christmas.The gifts donated this year will be sent to Bosnia.

presents ralph thoresby high schoolThe school broke it’s previous record of donations by managing to create 46 shoeboxes for the charity this year.

Samaritan’s Purse is a charity providing emergency relief and assistance to victims of natural disaster, war, disease, and famine.‘Operation Christmas Child’ is an annual appeal that involves people filling a decorated shoebox full of little items such as toys, stationery and sweets to send to children in war torn countries around the world for Christmas.

Coordinator of the Ralph Thoresby appeal, Georgina Drew, said:

“It is great for students here to contribute something that they have put so much thought into and the boxes really do bring a smile to these children who have very little to look forward to.”

All of the shoeboxes have been collected for the charity and are ready to be sent around the world. However it is not too late for you to donate and help make a child’s Christmas that little bit better.

Also an online shoebox can be created by adding generic gifts that will provide such as a teddy bear, skipping rope or colouring pencils and you then make the payment.

For more information or to create a shoebox visit: www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk

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