Operation Christmas Child 2021

by | 10 October 2021 | Local Charity, Notice, Retford

It’s that time of year when thoughts are turning towards the 2021 shoebox appeal on behalf of Operation Christmas Child. You can find all the information you require as to how this appeal works by visiting www.Samaritans-purse.org.uk/occ.
The Well are delighted to be acting as a collection point for shoeboxes again and they will be open for you to drop any boxes off at The Well, Hospital Road, Retford DN22 7BD on Thursday 18th, Friday 19th and Monday 22nd November between 9.30am and 4.30pm each day. The church will also be open on Sunday 21st between 10.00am and 1.00pm.
As things are back to a bit of normality, they can offer visits to schools or organisations to share more about the way a shoebox can make an enormous different child around the world. Just contact them if you would like to visit. Leaflets and flatpack shoeboxes (50p each) will be available from The Well from 1st October but you can also download the leaflet from the website immediately if you would like to get started.
Please keep an eye on The Well website or alongside the ‘Christmas Shoeboxes in Retford’ Facebook page, where the local organisers will keep you updated with any changes and details you require and be able to answer any questions.
They are looking forward to working alongside many of you again this year. Last year they were able to send just over 700 shoeboxes, so they thank you for your support, even though they were working under strict COVID guidelines and restrictions.
If you have any concerns, queries, thoughts please contact either Jean via email to jean.coulson@btinternet.com or call 07986 690032, or Carol on cfhome68@gmail.com or 07808 800084.