Last year we sent shoeboxes filled with gifts to Operation Christmas Child for their distribution of one million boxes in 15 countries. For this year’s appeal we are collecting games and small toys (but not hand-made stuffed toys), school supplies and toiletries (not liquid). knitted items such as hats, scarves, gloves and hand puppets are most welcome. These will be packed into Christmas boxes and sent to disadvantaged children abroad. Each shoebox costs about £3.00 to send and contributions are needed to cover it. Please mark your box as being for a boy or a girl and put the approximate age. Please leave any donations you can make (or completed boxes) on the altar frontal box (large wooden box near the pigeon holes) in church by next Sunday, 15th November. We are having a packing evening on Monday 16th November so please pencil in this date and see Andrea Driver for more details.