Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoebox appeal

Service users from Immingham Community Day Services presented their contributions to Mary Clark MBE for this year’s Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoebox appeal.

A huge amount of knitted items, from blankets to hats to cardigans were donated, the vast majority of which had been created by one of the group members – Rose.

Mary Clark MBE from Operation Christmas Child said:
“We really appreciate donations such as this, these are going to children for whom this will be the only gift they get in a lifetime. When the children receive the gift, the smile on their face says everything.  These items will be used to keep children warm, they will be packed and sent on a lorry to Moldova on Friday.”

Sharon Croft, Community Support Facilitator at Care Plus Group said:
“We’ve been supporting the Shoe Box appeal for many years and are pleased to be able to help again this year.

“Rose had knitted for family in the past but hadn’t knitted for years until we told her about the shoe box appeal, she picked up her needles again and hasn’t stopped. She knits at home and also when she attends our sessions – it’s good for her concentration and movement. Everything she knits and crochets throughout the year goes into the shoe boxes. She’s also teaching one of our younger staff members how to knit so she can support other service users.

For more information about Community Day Services see our website here:

Mary is always looking for donations to help local families in need and will gratefully accept any donations of bedding (single and double duvet covers), towels, cutlery, crockery, pans, toasters and kettle and toiletries. Items can be taken to the Ice House.


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