Children’s gifts from Rugby to Romania

Pupils at The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College have shown their generous nature by preparing gift boxes which will be received by disadvantaged youngsters almost 2,000 miles away in Romania.

Youngsters from Apollo, Fortune, Garrick and Phoenix House have created and carefully wrapped the gift boxes which contain toys, toiletries and school equipment, along,with other goodies and useful items.

The boxes were gratefully collect by a representative from Samaritan’s Purse, the organisation behind Operation Christmas Child, an initiative which has sent millions of boxes to children in 130 countries since beginning in 1990.

The school’s ‘achievement leader’ Ian Goldthorp, said: “I have been really impressed with the support our students have given to Samaritan’s Purse again this year, and I am pleased that we have produced over 60 boxes for this great cause.”