Students and staff spread the joy of Christmas across the globe

Reaseheath College students and staff have been helping to spread the festive spirit by filling shoeboxes with gifts and treats for Operation Christmas Child.

Students and staff from across the College rallied together and packed 86 shoeboxes, which were delivered to the Nantwich Operation Christmas Child distribution centre, by our College Chaplin, Drew Walker. Particularly commendable effort was made by our construction department who collected enough essentials to fill 20 of the boxes – 10 for boys and 10 for girls.

Group of students filling boxes with gifts

Organised by the Christian charity Samaritan’s Purse, the shoebox appeal encourages participants to fill empty shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and other useful items to donate to children across the world living in challenging circumstances. The charity has brought Christmas cheer to over 100 million children in over 130 countries since its establishment in 1990.

Said Drew: “It was a privilege for me to represent Reaseheath College and see for myself all the hard work that goes into the sorting, packing and shipping of over 9000 shoe boxes from around the Crewe and Nantwich area.

“It is humbling to see that over 9000 children will receive a Christmas gift this year who would normally go without.”