St Helens, United Kingdom, November 20, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The idea is to fill a shoe box with a range of goodies and useful items that would mean so much to the troops, some of whom have been away from the UK for months and missing basic items that we normally take for granted.
So if you are as proud as everyone at Hattons Solicitors is of our troops serving abroad then take this opportunity to help lift spirits and make life a little more bearable for the service men and women in Afghanistan and Iraq.
A few ideas of what to include:
Clothing: Cotton boxer shorts, cotton knickers, cotton sports socks (all sizes), hair scrunchies, flip flops, extra socks, gloves (Tough), Undershirts/t-shirts, hats (black).
Toiletries: Lip salve, small tins of Vaseline (green and yellow), shaving oils, shaving gels/creams (no aerosols), disposable razors, stick/roll-on deodorants (unperfumed), small packs of wet wipes, small baby powder, foot powder, shower gels and shampoo sachets, nail boards, combs, small hand/body lotions.
Food/Drink: Pot Noodles, Super Noodles, curry powder, small tubes of mustard, tubes of condensed milk, small variety boxes of cereal packs, small tins of macaroni cheese, ravioli etc, Cup-a-soups, pringles (large or small packs), lunchbox sizes of: Cheddar biscuits, Jammy Dodgers, chocolate chip cookies. Tea bags (all types including fruit teas), coffee sachets (all types), hot chocolate sachets, Ovaltine sachets, boiled sweets (all types), starburst fruit chews, chewing gum, marmite sachets, cereal bars, fruit bags or boxes (dried), coffee, tea, hot chocolate mixes.
Other: Travel size board games, pens (all types), DVDs or CDs computer games WII ,Xbox etc, Heat packs or compacts (not electric & should be a good size to travel with), Mp3 players, electronic games.
Personal Messages are encouraged.
Please do not include: Aerosol Cans (solvents, deodorant etc) or chocolate as this usually melts.
It is recommended that parcels are restricted to 1.8kg to ensure that it falls well within the restriction when wrapped.
Operation Shoebox asks for a £2 donation to be sellotaped to the side of your shoebox to help fund operation shoebox each year.
So help bring a little cheer to the troops and importantly, let them know that back home in Britain everyone is thinking of them.
Time to get packing.
Deadline: Thursday 16th December 2010
Shoeboxes can be handed in Monday- Friday 9am-5pm at Hattons Solicitors reception: 3 Victoria Square, St Helens, WA10 1HQ
If you have any questions please ring Katie Charlton on 01744 762007.