Thank you to everyone who kindly supported Operation Christmas Child; 82 shoe boxes full of toys, presents and stationery were donated. These have been collected by the charity Samaritan’s Purse and they will be shipped overseas to be distributed to children in deprived areas around the globe. The event was launched at Brooke Weston by Ms Moore who said: ‘This was a fantastic result as the number of boxes donated had increased from the last time we supported this charity. It is a really worthwhile cause as for a few pounds you can fill a shoebox and bring a lot of happiness to a child this Christmas. I am delighted that so many people chose to get involved.