Seasonal cheer for troops in Afghanistan

TROOPS in Afghanistan will have some home comforts this Christmas thanks to the Biggleswade Chronicle’s readers.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 17th November 2011, 6:00 am

Donations given to the Operation Goodwill appeal were packed at Sandy Baptist Church on the evening of Thursday, November 10. The sweets, crisps, puzzle books, toiletries and other gifts were put into 200 packages by the 1st Sandy Norman Cub Pack and the Tuesday Young People’s Youth Club.

Ten airmen from RAF Henlow assisted with the packing, alongside other individuals including Sandy’s deputy mayor Colin Osborne, Sandy town councillor Julia Smyth and chairman of Central Bedfordshire Council, Peter Hollick.

Organiser, Ken Lynch, said: “I’d like to thank The Lion Press for providing us with cost price jiffy bags, Simon from First Cars for transport, Londis and Budgens in Sandy for the reduced cost items and Reverend Beth Powney for the use of the church.”

The appeal was also assisted by Brambley Tots Day Nursery in Biggleswade who gave a large box of donations, which included messages from the children.