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Balens Christmas gifts

A bar of soap, a flannel and tooth brush may not sound very exciting as Christmas gifts to a UK audience, but they are among the suggested donations for the Samaritan Operation Christmas Child appeal.  This year Balens decided to support Samaritan Operation Christmas Child appeal this extremely worthwhile chance to give, with both staff and the business buying items for the shoe box appeal. 

In this day and age with talk of cutbacks and double dip recessions it is all too easy to forget how very fortunate we really are.  Operations Christmas Child is an opportunity to have gratitude for what we have and a chance to give back to the world.    

Staff at Balens enthusiastically supported the scheme and filled 12 individually wrapped shoeboxes with a selection of hygiene and stationary items, sweets, toys and a cuddly bear each.  The boxes were then sent to join the more than 1,000,000 other shoeboxes that people from the UK donate each year.  Each shoebox will then be given to a child in Africa, Asia or Eastern Europe, as an unconditional gift this Christmas time.    

Full details of Operation Christmas Child can be found at http://www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk/