Operation Christmas Child is underway in Doncaster

Bobbie Roberts, chair of Doncaster Deaf Trust, with one of the Christmas boxes donated for the Samaritans Purse Appeal.
Bobbie Roberts, chair of Doncaster Deaf Trust, with one of the Christmas boxes donated for the Samaritans Purse Appeal.

Children, pupils and students from Doncaster Deaf Trust are helping to push an appeal to make Christmas special for children across the globe.

Each year people are asked to buy a few little extra gifts put them in a wrapped up shoebox and send them with love overseas.

Bobbie Roberts, chair of Doncaster Deaf Trust, said: “This is such an important appeal and we are proud to play our part.

“Each year people are invited to drop off their gift wrapped shoe boxes at the Deaf Trust and we look after them for the Samaritans Purse appeal who then arrange for them to be sent to children around the world.

“We know that times are tough for everyone but urge those who can afford to buy an extra gift or two to share a little Christmas cheer.”

People are asked to decide if they want to send a gift for a boy or a girl and then choose the age range of 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14 years old and put that information on their shoebox. The appeal is for toys, educational supplies, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, soap, hats and gloves.

Boxes can be dropped off at Doncaster Deaf Trust Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. Please note the last drop off date is November 17.

For further information about the appeal visit www.samaritans-purse.org.uk