Pub xmas gift mission

PUBLISHED: 15:00 13 November 2010

Kendrick Howe

Kendrick Howe

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STAFF at a Weston pub are hoping to brighten up the Christmases of poor children around the world.

The Bucket and Spade on Yew Tree Drive is supporting Operation Christmas Child which distributes gifts to underprivileged youngsters in time for the festive season.

This scheme encourages people to fill shoeboxes with gifts which are transported all over the globe.

The pub will be acting as a drop-off point where supporters of the charity can hand over their goodie-filled boxes before November 18.

Manager Kendrick Howe said: “Operation Christmas Child is a truly worthy cause and one that is really close to our hearts.

“At Christmas it’s about giving as well as receiving, and it means a lot to both staff and customers here that we are able to give to some of the world’s poorest children.

“Our aim is to collect 250 boxes and we hope we’ll be able to make 250 children very happy this Christmas.”

Gifts are collected for children, aged two to 14, and full details on how and what to pack can be found at www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk

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