Operation Christmas Child Swings Into Action At College

South Cheshire CollegeHealth and Social Care students are helping to bring some festive cheer to children around the globe this Christmas.

The South Cheshire College group have been busy packing up shoe boxes full of useful items such as toothbrushes, pens, pencil and paper as part of the Operation Christmas Child appeal.

Staff and students at the Crewe campus have generously donated different items which have been boxed up and are being despatched to boys and girls around the world.

The Health and Social Care BTEC Level 2 Diploma group are hoping their shoeboxes will bring some festive sparkle to young children this Christmas.

Operation Christmas Child is the world’s largest Christmas project, run by the Christmas charity Samaritan’s Purse.

The charity has been sending gift-filled shoe boxes around the world since 1990, bringing joy into the lives of over 100 million underprivileged children.

Children and adults across the UK get involved including churches, schools, colleges and workplaces, wrapping and sending nearly one million shoeboxes full of gifts to disadvantaged children in Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Health and Social Care Lecturer Stacey Rutter said:
“The students have been able to fill and send eight shoe boxes thanks to the generosity of college staff and students.
They were very keen to support the Operation Christmas Child appeal and hopefully their donations will make a big difference to the lives of children in different parts of the world.”

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Left to right are Health and Social Care students Caitlin Shaw, 17, Chelsea Guildford, 16, and Kelsey Cartwright, 16, with their Christmas gifts.