Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Princess Anne's festive charity

Britain's Princess Anne has visited a festive charity.

The Princess Royal called into the Weston-super-Mare warehouse facility of Operation Christmas Child (OCC), a Christian charity which sends gift-filled shoeboxes from the UK to less-fortunate countries.

Anne watched volunteers prepare a final lorry-load of boxes for dispatch to Belarus, one of 11 countries that will benefit from the programme this year.

The royal visit was to recognise the commitment to the charity by the Nightingale family who have donated units at their Home and Office Storage Company for use by the Christian charity Samaritan's Purse, which runs the annual OCC project for the last three years.

While visiting the warehouse, the princess met Simon Barrington, Executive Director of Samaritan's Purse UK (right), and Geraldine Burgess, Weston-Super-Mare OCC co-coordinator, who introduced her to the volunteers and explained the charity's local role.

The charity distribute over 1million of the boxes to children in need each year.

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