Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Don't forget our soldiers at Christmas

My colleague Bob Doris is helping to launch something really interesting at the Parliament tomorrow. It's HART rescue's "Shoebox Appeal". Basically they're looking for people to donate a shoebox filled with little Christmas gifts for forces personnel serving in the various wars we are involved in right now. The priority is for those who don't have families here mainly because they've been brought up in care. Can you imagine being stuck in Afghanistan right now when day after day we're hearing about someone else dying in this war but worse, knowing that there's not a family at home to worry about you. And of course with Christmas coming up, many folk won't have anyone to send them a few home comforts. So that's what HART rescue and Bob are doing tomorrow - collecting them in. I think this is just the LAUNCH of the appeal so if you hear that they're collecting near to you, why not hand something in? Let them know we're thinking about them.

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