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Christmas? More like boxing day!

PUBLISHED: 20:46 28 November 2001 | UPDATED: 10:56 03 March 2010

KIND-HEARTED pupils at an Ipswich high school are sending some Christmas cheer to children who might otherwise have little reason to celebrate.

Pupils at Westbourne High have been busy filling shoe boxes with toys and gifts to send to children in Eastern Europe and Africa through Operation Christmas Child, organised by the charity Samaritan's Purse.

KIND-HEARTED pupils at an Ipswich high school are sending some Christmas cheer to children who might otherwise have little reason to celebrate.

Pupils at Westbourne High have been busy filling shoe boxes with toys and gifts to send to children in Eastern Europe and Africa through Operation Christmas Child, organised by the charity Samaritan's Purse.

Alan Dyer, head of year seven, organised the project, and the school was delighted with the response from youngsters.

Each box was covered in Christmas wrapping paper, and many included sweets and chocolates for an added festive touch.

"We were able to send off 120 boxes, which was terrific," said Dave Thomas, deputy headteacher at the school.

"We are committing ourselves to supporting this charity in the future, and next year we will be setting ourselves a higher target."

A representative from the charity came to the school assembly and told pupils just how precious the boxes would be to the children who received them, making their Christmas much happier.

WEBLINK:

www.samaritanspurse.org


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