The weather is getting colder, the days are getting shorter and – dare we say it – Christmas is around the corner. At Manak Solicitors we understand that not all children are fortunate enough to be receiving presents at this festive time of year. That is why we are proud to support the Samaritan’s Purse (International Relief UK) “Operation Christmas Child” initiative.
Samaritan’s Purse provides shoebox gifts to children suffering the consequences of war, famine and poverty. The purpose of the initiative is to enable children across the world to open a gift on Christmas day. “Operation Christmas Child” works to ensure that children receive a little ray of positivity at this cold time of year. And the figures speak for themselves – over 146,000,000 children have received shoebox gifts over the past 27 years that this initiative has been running.
The Manak Solicitors teams based in Gravesend and Orpington prepared beautifully wrapped gifts for children of all ages. The turnout for this initiative was outstanding, with all members of staff based at the two offices contributing towards the initiative. Gifts included toys, educational supplies and daily essentials and a donation was also made to the Samaritan’s Purse charity, to meet the cost of transporting the gifts to the children in time for Christmas.
Speaking about the initiative, Aneeta Kang, Family Solicitor and Director at Manak Solicitors said “It was such a pleasure to see everyone at the office pitch in for such a good cause. The entire team at Manak Solicitors pulled together to make a concerted effort to ensure that disadvantaged children would receive a little something to make them smile at this festive time of year. Well done Team Manaks!”
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