We are pleased to have been able to support the Samaritan’s Purse ‘Operation Christmas Child’ in 2023.

Biggleswade-based Libby Penwright has involvement with the campaign every year, outside of work, curating shoeboxes to be sent to children around the world and this year we wanted to get on board!

Members of the team got together over a lunch break to pack boxes with gifts, including everything from toothbrushes to colouring books and from handmade hats and mittens to cuddly toys!

More than 100 year-round volunteers get the word out about the Samaritan’s Purse project across the UK, with thousands of short-term volunteers serving in around 1,000 drop-off locations during National Collection Week, in November.

Each shoebox collected then travels to one of 20 processing centres to be inspected and prepared for international shipment by thousands more volunteers.

We were lucky enough to have one of these volunteers, Gordon McCann, visit our offices to collect our donations (pictured below alongside Libby Penwright (right) and Sarah Dixon).

George Hay support Christmas shoebox appeal

To find out more about Samaritan’s Purse, and Operation Christmas Child, click here.

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