30 October 2014

Filling Shoeboxes - Operation Christmas Child

At Birtley, the popular annual activity of filling shoe boxes with gifts to send to needy children around the world heralds the start of the preparations for Christmas.

Thanks to the generosity of our residents, staff, familes and friends, we always amass a huge pile of hand-knitted hats and matching gloves, stationery items, toys, sweets, toothbrushes and soaps, brushes and combs. We also have to provide a minimum donation of £3 per box to pay for the distribution. Each box is filled and then clearly labeled with whether the contents are suitable for a boy or a girl, and the age range of that child. 

Since 1990, Samaritan's Purse, who run Operation Christmas Child, have distributed filled shoe boxes to over 113 million needy boys and girls in over 130 countries around the world.

An incredible 40 shoe boxes were filled on the afternoon, but with plenty of spare contents left over its likely that the total will rise!

13 February 2019
Throwback to 'Burns Night' at Birtley House
Throwback to 'Burns Night' at Birtley House

Throwback to 'Burns Night' at Birtley House

11 February 2019
Our New Monthly Garden Blog - Courtesy of Matt Miller
Our New Monthly Garden Blog - Courtesy of Matt Miller
31 January 2019
When the 'Little Harriers' landed at Birtley
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24 January 2019
Watch Commander Steve Love and his FIRE team visit Birtley Residents
Watch Commander Steve Love and his FIRE team visit our Birtley Residents

Safety talks

18 January 2019
Coffee with Colleagues and Friends
Coffee with Colleagues and Friends

A group coffee morning for all to enjoy

11 January 2019
Recovery from a Palliative care case
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Well rested and returning home...

20 December 2018
Blackheath & Bramley Choral Society join us for another Christmas!
Blackheath & Bramley Choral Society join us for another Christmas!

A family affair at our annual Carol concert

18 December 2018
Another Charitable Christmas at Birtley House
Birtleys Christmas Foodbank Appeal

Helping those in need to put food on the table at Christmas time

13 December 2018
Three apartments... one rare opportunity!
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A rare opportunity has arisen to explore three different apartments within our house, leaving you spoiled for choice

04 December 2018
Team Building at Birtley House
Team Building at Birtley House

An afternoon spent getting to know each other

 
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