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School Councillors at Christ Church C of E First School in Frome were delighted to send 20 shoeboxes to needy children overseas this Christmas.
Each box was packed with small items like school supplies, toothbrushes and toys.
The shoeboxes will be transported and distributed as part of the global ‘Operation Christmas Child’ shoebox appeal. Operation Christmas Child is the world’s largest children’s Christmas project and is run by the Christian relief and development organisation, Samaritan’s Purse.
Rupert Kaye, headteacher explained, “Christ Church is officially a Bah Humbug Free Zone. Staff are wearing Christmas jumpers; children are singing carols and performing their Christmas plays; and we are all making a big effort to be thoughtful and generous toward others – hence our shoebox appeal.”
In fact, since the start of September, Christ Church pupils and their families have …
• sold poppies to support the Royal British Legion • made harvest donations of food for Fair Frome • made harvest donations of money for Christian Aid • sold cakes and made donations for Children in Need • donated gifts/shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.
Mr Kaye added, “At Christmas time it is heart-warming to see so many of our children and their families thinking of others. These shoebox gifts are a token of our love and compassion for children in great need around the world.”