Aid for troops floods in

PUBLISHED: 16:03 29 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:07 10 June 2010

I have recently been involved in co-ordinating the Shoeboxes for the Troops appeal. Over the past few weeks we have been seeking donations of small items to pack into shoeboxes, to send to our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. I would like to thank the or

I have recently been involved in co-ordinating the 'Shoeboxes for the Troops' appeal. Over the past few weeks we have been seeking donations of small items to pack into shoeboxes, to send to our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.I would like to thank the organisers of the British Legion and the Poppy Appeal and their collectors, for helping to distribute our leaflets, and also to Tax World, in the High Street, for acting as a collection point for donations. I would also like to thank friends and supporters who have helped us in the packing process.Most of all, I would like to thank the people of Budleigh Salterton and surrounding areas for their generosity and support for our troops. We have had a tremendous response and have received a huge quantity of items, including toiletries, sweets, coffee and tea sachets, magazines, books, novelty items and countless other items, to make the lives of our troops just a little more comfortable, while they are serving their country in dangerous circumstances. To date, we have packed and shipped something in the region of 100 shoe boxes full of essentials and goodies to our troops (addressed to named services personnel), and donations continue to come in. We have been overwhelmed with the success of the appeal, and are very grateful for the support received. We are aware that the boxes have started to be delivered to the troops, who are most appreciative.The Shoebox Appeal is ongoing, and, if anyone would like to donate items which are suitable for inclusion, they would be most welcome, via Tax World as a collection point.Thank you to all concerned.Mrs Jean Gregory,4 Sherbrook Close,Budleigh Salterton.

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