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Operation Christmas Child — "Thank you" from Samaritan's Purse for 2017

A great big "Thank you" from Anne and Phil to everyone who helped with the 2017 Shoe box Appeal for Operation Christmas Child when 294 shoe boxes were sent from Halmer End — 255 were sent in 2016. A Certificate of Thanks has been received from Samaritan's Purse.

Phil also received the following email in December from Clive Lawton who coordinates the operation for the Burton team who take care of our boxes until transportation arrives.

"Hi to you all. With Christmas very near now I would like to say on behalf of Samaritan's Purse and the Young Ones Appeal 'Thank You' for all the hard work you all put in during the last five weeks and throughout the year. I feel privileged to belong to such a selfless team of over thirty individuals who all share a common aim in helping children both in this country and throughout the world. During the time the Operation Christmas Child warehouse was open you donated 1327 hours of your time. This total can be multiplied many times by the numbers of knitters and supporters who give of their time and expertise in support of our two appeals. Our 4343 boxes were exported to the Ukraine on Saturday 9 December and have arrived in Kiev ready for distribution throughout the country in time for Christmas.

May you all enjoy a Christmas full of happiness in the knowledge that a child somewhere in the world you helped shares that feeling of happiness too.

Best wishes. Clive"

The team at Halmer End had a fabulous response in 2017 with donations and knitters/crocheters — fabulous hats, scarves and gloves. People are so generous; gives us a feeling of doing something useful, kind and loving.

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