Leaflets are available at the back of the Church giving instructions how to fill a shoebox with gifts for a child this Christmas, who otherwise would receive nothing. Filled and ready to collect shoeboxes should be taken to the nearest drop off point, Shoezone 80 High Street, Southend (opposite Lloyd’s Bank) tel no 01702 462662. Unfortunately Leigh Road Baptist Church is not an Operation Christmas Child drop off point this year. Alternatively, St Peter’s RC Church, 59 Eastwood Road North, Leigh on Sea, SS9 4BX, tel no 01702 522879 is a drop off point from mid October onwards.
The shoeboxes will be going to Eastern Europe this year so hats, gloves etc are ideal box fillers. The closing date is Sunday 18th November.
Please do not leave filled shoeboxes at Our Lady of Lourdes Church or Leigh Road Baptist Church.