Still time to back Operation Christmas Child

By Michael Upton | 28/11/2017

Still time to back Operation Christmas Child
The Samritans Purse Operation Christmas Child processing centre at the Talbot Lane Methodist Church is again in full swing with shoeboxes arriving daily. Helping out are pupils from The Willows School at Thurcroft, Joshua Toothill (left) and Morgan Troop with Hazel Adelbogun (right) district co-ordinator and Maureen Pearson, processing centre manager. 171940-5

TIME is running out to back a festive appeal to make Christmas happier for disadvantaged children.

The Operation Christmas Child team is asking kind-hearted Rotherham residents to fill a shoebox with little presents to be flown out to children in Eastern Europe, Syria and Africa.

But the deadline for donations is next Friday, December 1.

Shoeboxes can be left at Asda in Aldwarke, Tesco Extra and Shoezone in the town centre, Madheads on Wellgate, Beauty by Pene inside Techniques at Broad Street, Parkgate, and Talbot Lane Methodist Church opposite the Town Hall.

The processing centre, where all the boxes are checked and packed, is at Talbot Lane Methodist Church and will be open until Friday, December 1, from 10am to 4pm, for people to go along and help out or simply see the operation in action.

Previous years have seen up to 3,000 shoeboxes collected.

For more information, visit the Operation Christmas Child UK website at

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