Friendly village in the Test Valley, Hampshire, on the edge of the New Forest

Operation Christmas Child

Samaritan’s Purse: Operation Christmas Child


Come and help us celebrate Operation Christmas Child by making your own shoebox gift and bringing it to our special coffee morning on Saturday 9 November 10 00 am – 12 noon at Awbridge Village Hall. Last year nearly 1 million shoeboxes were sent from the UK and internationally the 100th millionth shoebox was delivered since the project started in 1990.


So if you have never made a box before, or haven’t done one for a while, make this a special year when you can give  hope to children like this, so take part and join in and bring joy and laughter to children and their families with the simple gift of a fun packed shoebox.                                                              


As part of our local celebrations there will be our annual Romsey Deanery Service for Operation Christmas Child which will be held on Sunday 17 November, at 3 pm at St John’s Church, Lockerley. The collection dates for dropping off  boxes are 1-18 November.  Leaflets are available from churches in the benefice and at Choice Plants, Timsbury, and can be downloaded from the website Resources such as knitting patterns and videos are available on the website too. If you make your donation on-line your shoebox can be tracked to its destination and in the new year, you will receive an email telling you where your shoebox has actually gone!

Thank you for your support. Mary Savage rep for Samaritan’s Purse 01794 367908

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