Operation Christmas Child – Shoebox Appeal

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Parents/Carers, Pupils, staff, Governors and the local Community really came together this year to demonstrate their generosity by supporting the Operation Christmas
Child Shoebox Appeal again this year.

So many people helped in many different ways (providing items, providing shoeboxes, wrapping the shoeboxes, donations towards shipment) and without a doubt we are very proud of the end result.

The total number of shoeboxes donated came to a fantastic 645!!!  This was a truly phenomenal combined effort by Lord Derby Academy, Blacklow Brow School, Park View Academy, Huyton United Reformed Church and St John the Evangelist Church.  This is testament to the thoughtfulness and generosity of all those involved who took time to think of those less fortunate around the world.  One Lord Derby Academy pupil (who would prefer to remain nameless) brought in a total of 12 filled shoeboxes!

The 645 shoeboxes were collected by the organisers on Monday 27th November and on Tuesday 28th November, staff and pupils from Lord Derby Academy were delighted to be able to visit the Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Warehouse in Speke to see what happens after they leave school and before they go on their journey across the globe.  They were made to feel very welcome throughout the visit and the pupils were able to witness first-hand the fantastic work of the volunteers who give their time and care endlessly to prepare the boxes for transit.  The pupils were able to watch a video which  explained the various processes that each box must go through before it leaves the warehouse and they were also given a guided tour.  It was fantastic to see just how many boxes had been donated from the North West region and we look forward to finding out the destination of our boxes.

Thank you once again to all those who gave so generously!  You really will make a difference to hundreds of children across the world this Christmas.

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