‘Love in a Box’ 2015 target smashed for our final year!03rd December 2015 | Charity Work,Events News
Six years ago we set up a collection point at our offices for donations to the Love in a Box appeal on behalf of Mustard Seed (registered charity no. 1129396). Each year, with the generous donations from the local community we have filled Christmas shoeboxes with gifts and essential items for children in orphanages, hospitals and refugee camps across Eastern Europe.
Sadly, this year had to be the final year we could host and organise the collection point and we set ourselves a target of 500 boxes, more than any of the previous years. Thanks to the overwhelming support we have received, we are delighted to report that this year we have been able to hand over to the charity an incredible 536 filled boxes!
A massive thank you goes out to all those who have taken part in the appeal over the past 6 years. In total, together we have brightened up the Christmases of 1740 children, who would otherwise have received very little. Joining us in our final appeal photos are volunteers Olive Perkins and Margaret Lee who once again have been working throughout the year to ensure that everything came together in time. This incredible result couldn’t have been achieved without them.