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Operation Christmas Child

The Manx public is being asked help spread the joy of Christmas in some of the most deprived countries in the world.

Operation Christmas Child has launched its 2007 appeal this week - with the hand-packed gift-filled shoe boxes destined for Eastern Europe and Africa.

Last year the Christian charity project delivered 1.24 million shoe boxes from the United Kingdom, including almost four thousand from the Isle of Man.

Area co-ordinator Avril Dixon (pictured) says the presents aren't just for Christian children:

If you want to make up a shoebox, you can pick up a leaflet from all main libraries, train stations and box drop-off points. Alternatively call Avril Dixon on 813491.

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