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21st Jan, 2022

Kind students send Christmas gift boxes to disadvantaged children around the world

KINDHEARTED youngsters at a Rugby secondary school have donated over 70 gift boxes to disadvantaged children many miles away.

Year 7 students from The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College brought in items such as toys, toiletries, school equipment and other goodies for the boxes, which will be sent to children across the globe.

A total of 77 filled boxes were picked up by a representative from Samaritan’s Purse, the organisation behind Operation Christmas Child – an initiative which has sent millions of boxes to children in 130 countries since it began back in 1990.

Year 7 Transition Leader Alison Bearpark said: “Every year we support Operation Christmas Child and it is always brilliant to see how our Year 7 students get behind this project aimed at helping those less fortunate.”

Headteacher Alison Davies added: “Once again our students have shown their charitable nature and willingness to support others.

“Our shoe box appeal is one of a number of charity events we have running at present, our other events include Miles for Mind and a collection for Rugby Foodbank. I thank everyone who has supported these initiatives.”

Visit for more information on Operation Christmas Child.


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