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Operation Christmas Child at Westbury United Reformed Church

Members of Westbury URC spent a pleasant evening recently filling 43 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas child.

The Minister’s dog, Poppy, enjoyed chewing on cardboard from the packaging and Matthew and Rachel ensured that each box was well filled. They later went with their mother Jenny to the new Westbury depot where they were amazed to see hundreds of other boxes.

Everyone involved spends all year assembling the contents. Members are invited to provide different items each month. One month it could be face cloths, another toothpaste and then pens and pencils.

Two of the church members do a lot of beautiful knitting and another makes cloth bags for the children to put their treasures in after the boxes are finished with. Members confirmed that they much enjoy doing this and are becoming expert at finding bargains!