SPA RESIDENTS are being urged to get themselves down to Droitwich Methodist Church between 10am and 2pm tomorrow (Saturday) to help pack shoeboxes for this year’s Operation Christmas Child Appeal.
Tea and coffee will be available for those helping and there will also be a cake stall, a bring and buy sale and books on offer to raise funds for the transporting of the boxes.
Coordinators Jean and David Shail will be organising proceedings.
Jean said: “Anyone is welcome to come and help to fill the boxes and we are looking forward to another great day.
“So far everything is going to plan.”
David added: “242 shoeboxes have already been wrapped but if we are going to reach last year’s record we will need to wrap another 100 or so more.”
He said the collection was short of toothbrushes, flannels and soap, large notebooks, pens, sharpeners, pencil cases and bags, which need to be approximately 11ins by 13 ins.
“We also need sweets with a sell by date after May 2015 so if you are able to bring along some of those items we would be extremely grateful.” he said.
Rev Jane Wilson, the church minister, said “Last year, the church was buzzing as people gathered to help fill 356 shoeboxes with gifts which had been donated throughout the year
“It was a wonderful occasion with so many people taking part, working hard and enjoying themselves.
“It was fantastic to have such support from everyone so let’s hope it will be another record year in 2014.”