Christmas appeal bid by Samaritans

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FUNDRAISERS in Portsmouth and south east Hampshire are urged to help the Samaritan’s Purse achieve their milestone 100 millionth gift-filled shoebox this Christmas.

Roger Fenton, Hampshire regional manager for Operation Christmas Child, said: ‘The challenge for us now is to grow Hampshire’s contribution to this global programme, so we’re asking everyone across the region to help us achieve that.’

Visit for information on how to take part.

The deadline for donations to the appeal is November 18.