Week ending 19 October 2018
Operation Christmas Child (Samaritans’ Purse)
For the second year running the school will be involved in the Samaritans’ Purse Christmas Shoebox Appeal. This is a campaign that thousands of schools, churches and other organisations from across the UK get involved with between September and November of each year. In fact, it is now the UK’s largest children’s Christmas appeal.
The idea is very simple – the students will pack a pre-printed shoebox with a range of gifts and bring this into school where we will act as a “collection point”. The charity will then come to school to collect the gift-filled boxes and send them overseas where local churches distribute them to children, on the basis of need alone. Each shoebox is an unconditional gift, given to children with nothing asked for, or expected in return; no pledges; “no strings attached”.