Berwick Christmas Shoebox Appeal is launched

Shiela Johnson, David Heywood and Geraldine Cowan launch Berwick's Christmas Shoebox appeal.
Shiela Johnson, David Heywood and Geraldine Cowan launch Berwick's Christmas Shoebox appeal.

This year’s Christmas Shoe-box Appeal in Berwick will be launched at a public meeting in Berwick Baptist Church, Golden Square at 7pm on Thursday.

Last year more than 1,300 boxes were sent from the Berwick area to some of the world’s poorest children.

Local schools, churches and individuals will again be joining Operation Christmas Child.

Berwick Baptist Church will be the local collecting centre, open from November 3 to 13, ensuring that the boxes will be on their way in time for Christmas.

Local co-ordinator David Heywood said: “These boxes go to some the most deprived children you can imagine. Many go to orphanages where kids have never received a gift before.

“We usually get more than 1,000 donations, from Seahouses to the Borders”

David Heywood can be contacted on 01289 382061.