Operation Christmas Child
Isabelle Griffin, Bronte Leigh, Tamsin Renshaw, Zara Mckeown, Maddie Benns, Nuala Llewellyn and Isabelle Taylor in 8N sent us this report:
“Yesterday, we were overwhelmed with how many boxes we had collected! We had so many to sort out and the things put inside were amazing! We are so happy with the contributions this year and thank you to every student and teacher who helped. The boxes were decorated beautifully and the presents inside were sweet and very thoughtful. We are all very sure that the people receiving the boxes will be overwhelmed with all of the gifts they receive! The children will be so happy and it is so nice that somebody has thought about them this Christmas.
Overall we collected 160 boxes! Well done to everyone and thank you to all the teachers and students involved. The boxes looked fabulous.”
Message from Mrs Bonner who organised the collection with 8N:
“There are over 160 children who will receive a gift this year because students, parents and staff made the effort to fill a Christmas box. A special thank you goes to 8N, Mrs Rush, Mrs Giles and Mrs Brewster who worked hard to ensure that the boxes were correctly packed and ready for collection.”
The gentleman from Operation Christmas Child, who came to collect the boxes was overwhelmed with the generosity the Invicta Community. He had never had so many boxes in his car before and had to put a seatbelt around the boxes on the front seat! He is pictured with Lola Scott Mercieca of 8V, who as our student receptionist helped to load the car.