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Operation Christmas Child, the annual children’s charity campaign, is set to launch in the Borders on Saturday. We distributed gift-filled shoeboxes to needy children at Christmas last year.

Last year we received shoeboxes from supporters in communities including Galashiels, Hawick, Jedburgh, Kelso, Lauder, Melrose, Peebles and Selkirk and more than 4,400 gift-filled shoeboxes were distributed to vulnerable children in Romania and other countries from Belarus to Montenegro to Zimbabwe.

Anyone wishing to participate in this year’s shoebox campaign should visit www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk or contact the helpline on 0870 011 2002.

Chris Thomson

Regional Manager

Operation Christmas Child