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Dartford donations praised by national charity

PUBLISHED: 10:17 05 January 2016 | UPDATED: 10:17 05 January 2016

Children in Uganda receive their Christmas presents, kindly donated through the Operation Christmas Child appeal

Children in Uganda receive their Christmas presents, kindly donated through the Operation Christmas Child appeal

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Thanks were given to the Regus Centre

Dartford residents, local businesses, schools and churches have all been praised for their donation as part of the Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal.

The appeal, led by charity Samaritans asked members of the public to put together shoeboxes containing gifts for needy and vulnerable children.

Among the donations were sweets, toys, toothbrushes, colouring books and stickers which were sent to children in some of the world’s poorest countries

Simon Barrington, executive director of Samaritan’s purse, the charity which organises the Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal, said: “The Regus network of local workplace centres was ideally positioned to support the appeal and we would like to thank the company for its continued support.

“We would also like to extend our thanks to all the members of the public who wrapped, packed and brought in their shoeboxes. Because of them, many thousands of children who otherwise wouldn’t have received any presents this Christmas knew they weren’t forgotten.”

Regus Centre, in Admiral Park, Dartford was a centre for the appeal, and has been involved in the drive for three years.

Richard Morris, CEO of Regus in the UK, said: “We’re always delighted to support the appeal and the response this year has been overwhelming. Our centre teams thoroughly enjoyed their participation and were very happy to get involved and do their bit to help this very worthwhile cause.”

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