A WORKSHOP held for those taking part in Christ Church’s Operation Christmas Child campaign proved a big success.
Children came to the Avenue Road church on Saturday (November 9) to help give gifts to those less fortunate in the world’s poorest countries.
A total of 150 boxes were filled up during the two-hour workshop which will be blessed at a service on Sunday, November 24 at 11am. More are expected to be filled before the deadline of Monday, November 18.
Angie Green, deacon and events coordinator at Christ Church, said: “The church had such a happy atmosphere as we all got together cutting, wrapping and filling the boxes with goodies to take to the children who have no gifts other than these.
“We now have 150 boxes in the pews and hope for many more as we have until the last Friday in November to drop off the boxes.”
Aside from the shoebox appeal, Christ Church staff and volunteers also have a busy day on Saturday (November 16) when it hosts its annual Christmas Fair.
Taking place between 10am and 1pm, the event will have a wide range of festive stalls selling many Christmas gifts.
There will also be a tombola, raffle, charity auction and music will be provided by the Malvern Chase Band who will play a number of festive tunes.