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Regulars back shoebox fund

PUBLISHED: 13:07 25 November 2009 | UPDATED: 11:14 23 August 2010

GENEROUS pub regulars have donated hundreds of toys for disadvantaged children around the world. Patrons of the George on Heavercourt Road, Gravesend, donated enough gifts to fill 800 shoe boxes to be distributed to some of the world s poorest children.

GENEROUS pub regulars have donated hundreds of toys for disadvantaged children around the world.

Patrons of the George on Heavercourt Road, Gravesend, donated enough gifts to fill 800 shoe boxes to be distributed to some of the world's poorest children.

The pub is part of Operation Christmas Child, which last year sent 1.2 million boxes to impoverished area such as Montenegro and Kosovo.

General manager Yvonne Craig said: "We're delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile campaign.

"We'll be doing everything we can to spread festive cheer and to put a smile on the faces of children in the most desperate situations around the world."

The shoe boxes, filled with toys aimed at ages two to 14-years-old, were wrapped up before being sent out last Wednesday.

Mrs Craig said: "Operation Christmas child is a fantastic campaign which gives the giver, as well as the receiver, a lot of pleasure.

"Choosing gifts for the children is the perfect activity to kick off the festive season and capture some real Christmas spirit.

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