Laleham Lea School Pupils Support Samaritans’ Purse ‘Operation Christmas Child’

21st December 2021 Off By Claire Williams

Pupils from Laleham Lea School in Purley have lovingly filled shoe boxes with gifts and treats for those in need around the world this Christmas.

The boxes have been donated to Operation Christmas Child, a project run by international Christian relief organization the Samaritan’s Purse.

Since 1990, more than 178 million children in more than 150 countries have received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox. For many of these children, the gift‑filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.

Ms Barry, Head teacher at Laleham Lea said: “Once again our Laleham Lea Students and their families have been amazingly generous throughout the year in giving to those in need.”

“We are delighted to support Operation Christmas Child, as we have done for many years; I know the students have enjoyed filling and wrapping their special gifts with care and love. Some families have even brought in multiple boxes. We hope they make for a lovely Christmas gift for those children who would otherwise not receive anything this year.”