Operation Shoebox deadline

THE final date for donors to hand in gift–filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child has been set for November 18.

Last year the charity sent over 1 million shoeboxes to vulnerable children in over a dozen countries, and this year the charity is asking for a sports item to be included, if possible, to coincide with the 2012 Olympic Games.

For more information go to www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk or call 0870 011 2002.

Donors can drop off their shoeboxes at Shoe Zone and Yeomans Outdoor Leisure Stores in Alfreton, Ripley and Belper.