SBK staff spread Christmas cheer far and wide

Festive gifts are winging their way to children in other parts of the world who would otherwise have nothing to open on Christmas Day.

Ever mindful of those less fortunate, the team in the Evesham office has spent the last few weeks collecting wrapped shoe boxes for the Operation Child, Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Shoebox appeal.

The annual charity event aims to spread Christmas cheer to children in 100 countries across the globe living in poverty.

The wrapped boxes are filled with toys, toiletries colouring books, pens and clothes such as hats, gloves and scarves, suitable for young children up to the age of 14.

It is the third year, the Evesham offices has been used as a drop off point and this year 47 boxes were filled and donated by the generous local community.

Lettings manager and organiser, Josh Jones said: “When I joined SBK just over two years ago I was very keen for us to be involved in this wonderful charity.

“Each year, the community comes together, digs deep and is so generous. To get 47 boxes at a time when many people struggling with the cost of living crisis here in this area, is very humbling.

“We are delighted to have had so many boxes, all of which have now been collected and are on their way to bring a bit of joy to children in parts of the world affected by famine, war and poverty.”

Picture shows Josh Jones and Max Danby with the boxes before they were collected.