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Suffolk Police give Christmas boxes

From left: PC Andrew Blacker from Alcohol Licensing Team, PC Craig Lannigan from Licensing and Night Time Economy Team, Natalie Doughty - Local News Officer for Ipswich, PC Gary Pinyoun from Alcohol Licensing Team, Licensing Inspector Becky Kidd-Stanton and (back row) and John Coates Registered Volunteer for Operation Christmas Child/ Retired Police Inspector.

From left: PC Andrew Blacker from Alcohol Licensing Team, PC Craig Lannigan from Licensing and Night Time Economy Team, Natalie Doughty - Local News Officer for Ipswich, PC Gary Pinyoun from Alcohol Licensing Team, Licensing Inspector Becky Kidd-Stanton and (back row) and John Coates Registered Volunteer for Operation Christmas Child/ Retired Police Inspector.

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Suffolk Police has donated more than 70 Christmas present shoeboxes for the Operation Christmas Child campaign this year.

Officers and staff from around the county have put together 73 parcels, which will be sent to children around the world in hospitals, orphanages, refugee camps, homeless shelters, and poor neighbourhoods.

The boxes were collected from Landmark House in Ipswich on November 21 and taken to the central collection point.

The boxes from our area will be going to Swaziland.

Licensing Inspector Becky Kidd-Stanton, who organised the collection again this year said: “The response from Constabulary members has been phenomenal.

“Hopefully the gifts will provide some joy this Christmas for children who come from underprivileged backgrounds in remote areas of the world.

“I would personally like to thank everyone who has made a contribution.

“Every shoebox makes a difference.”

Further information about Operation Christmas Child can be found at: www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk

For all the latest news see tomorrow’s (Thursday, December 6) Echo.

 

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