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Next collection 20th November 2019

Who is behind the Gift Box Project

I am Tyrrian Livesley an avid supporter of the Gift Box Project/ Appeal. This Project started in the Cub Scouts pack 130 ways back in 1996 when we wanted the scouts to do something at Christmas for children not as lucky as themselves.

The reason behind the Gift boxes Appeal still remains the same as when started 23 years ago encouraging young children to help other young children. Children less fortunate than themselves regardless of who they are by give them a gift of hope and happiness.

The Project to date thanks to you has helped over 46,000 children in need to receive a gift box; quite an achievement!

Each one of these boxes has brought happiness, hope and enjoyment to a small child and for others it has also been life changing.

For those of you new to the appeal this is a non religious purely humanitarian appeal. We send Gift Boxes to needy children in Eastern Europe children who have never had a gift, many living in unbelievable poverty.

We try to give them special treats, sweets and toys, provide toiletries and especially school needs, so helping them attend school with items not provided by the state.

To help you there is a list of requirements needed to complete a Gift Box on the site (see page “making a box”), it may sound a lot but the list is the result of discussions between the social services of each country and the Mission Chrétienne pour les pays de lest (MCE Suisse) who provide the transport and distribute the boxes. Together they agreed these are the items of most use to the children and their families also those that would bring the greatest pleasure.

This appeal provides you with the opportunity to have this wonderful experience with your child of making a box and explaining how they are making an impoverished child in Eastern Europe very happy.

The gift boxes will be collected by truck on the 20st & 21st November from all participating schools and companies. For those of you not involved in any of the schools or companies participating drop off points will be on the web site nearer the time (see page “drop off points”). Last drop off date 18th November.

If you would like to get your company or school involved or for further information please contact me on  With your help we can make this year the most successful yet by helping more children than ever with a gift so bringing them hope, joy and happiness and letting them know they are not forgotten.

Thank You & Warm regards
Tyrrian Livesley