Thank you for everyone who put together a shoe box for Operation Christmas Child. A total of sixty-five boxes were collected by the St John’s team to take to the O.C.C warehouse - a tremendous effort well done. On Thursday 17th November Joanna Marshall took our house captains to the warehouse to see the work of the charity and to help sort and pack boxes. Lordsgate children who visited the charity report the below report:
On Thursday 17th of November, Rachel Webster, Poppy Potter, Matthew Arden and Sophie Rothwell went to the Operation Christmas child’s warehouse with Joanna from St Johns .We were paired up with ladies to help out. Rachel packed the boxes and sorted them and Poppy, Sophie and Matthew checked them. The boxes we were sorting were going to Zambia in Africa.
We followed rules about what could and couldn’t be in the boxes such as; chocolate, sharp things, war related things, English writing, glass bottles and liquids. In the boxes there had to be; gloves, hat, scarf, stationary, paper, toys, sweets. Throughout the experience we realised how many people donated and the scale of the project. At the start and end of our work Rachel said a prayer.
Matthew said "there was no room for anyone to properly walk around. There where boxes dotted everywhere of things that couldn’t go were going to be collected to go to other charities."
We all think that everyone there is good at teamwork and we have learnt to be better at teamwork from the experience. We had a really good time meeting everyone and getting to know what it is like there.
By Rachel, Poppy and Matthew