Irthlingborough centre to help spread christmas joy

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A charity has unveiled the drop-off point for their latest shoe box Christmas appeal - their bid to spread toys and clothes to children across the world during the festive period.

Rock UK Frontier Centre, in, Addington Road, Irthlingborough, will be the drop off point for this year’s Operation Christmas Child (OCC) shoe box appeal, which is ran by the charity Samaritan’s Purse.

Over the past 22 years, through OCC, Samaritan’s Purse have delivered 94 million shoe boxes to children in over 100 countries.

The charity drive appeals to members of the public to bring in shoeboxes filled with goodies to help spread Christmas joy to underprivileged children across the globe.

Rock UK’s CEO Mark Heasman said:“We were very excited to be approached to get involved in this year’s appeal.

“It’s a privilege to know we can be a part of spreading the joy of Christmas to millions of children in poverty across the world and help raise awareness of this valuable campaign in our local area.”

The Irthlingborough adventure centre is hoping to collect hundreds of shoe boxes delivered from local school children, businesses, churches and members of the public throughout this year’s appeal.

This year the Irthlingborough adventure centre hopes to be part of the OCC’s milestone, to bring the total shoe boxes delivered across the world to more than 100 million.

Filled shoe boxes can be dropped off at the main reception of Rock UK Frontier Centre between November 1 and November 16, between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

For more information visit www.rockuk.org.