Operation Christmas Child 2011

Arden has continued its support of Operation Christmas Child with yet another successful shoebox appeal. Operation Christmas Child is the world's largest children's Christmas project, bringing joy into the lives of underprivileged children since 1990 in the form a shoebox full of gifts. Staff and students at Arden produced over 100 shoeboxes filled with gifts that will be sent to underprivileged children across the world. Groups of friends and form groups have joined together to produce the gifts and lots of fun has been had putting the boxes together.

On Monday 7 November, the shoeboxes were collected and members of the Charity Committee helped load them into the van before being presented with a certificate. Arden's Charity Co-ordinator, Adam Goodridge said 'It is fantastic how well students and staff get behind charity events. Knowing that a child somewhere in the world will wake up on Christmas Day to receive their first ever Christmas present, is worth every penny'.

Committee members load up the van