Every year Mrs Irene Boyd makes a mammoth effort in raising money for children in need through Operation Christmas Child, the Shoe Box appeal. The purpose, that children in situations of extreme poverty would receive at least one present at Christmas.
Work has already begun in preparation for that pre-Christmas undertaking. We compliment Irene on her vision and all her efforts. Thanks to all who help, and to those who contribute. This will be the 18th year that Irene has organised and pushed for this worthwhile cause.
I hope there will be a generous response from within the parish and from other groups and organisations further afield. Anyone who could assist with the organisation and preparation of the gifts, it would be greatly appreciated, just contact Irene on 028 686 31009.
As in previous years, Drumkeeran Parish Hall will be the main collecting and sorting depot for this enterprise. Boxes should be left in Drumkeeran Hall by 26th November at the latest, preferably earlier as the boxes must be sorted and prepared for delivery to reach the needy before Christmas.
As a parish we feel honoured by this great effort which Irene makes year by year.