Many, if not all of you by now know that I am very passionate when it comes to our Armed Forces. What you may or may not know is that I, with a fair few others around the country, make up parcels for our men and women who are serving abroad.
Now I know things are tight for everyone, and that some of you may not agree with the Wars that our troops are involved in, but would it be possible for anyone to donate even one item to be sent off? I have put a list of suggested items in this post.
I don't care who doesn't want to - I understand as it is your perogative not to and I will not judge!
Think of it as a Harvest Festival Box for Adults Suggested Parcel ItemsToiletries
Roll on Deodorant
Travel WashSavoury Snacks
Small Cakes (please take into consideration use by dates)
Biscuits - mini packs that can fit in pockets are always good.
Small Tins Fruit - like the ones you give kids, the ones in jelly etc.
Packets Custard, Whip etc
Mars Bars, etc
Love Hearts, etc
Fruit Pastilles, etc
Magazines - FHM, Zoo but NOT top shelf as they are restricted and will be taken out.
Blank Greetings Cards - Birthday, Christmas, Wedding Anniversary etc.
This list is not definitive Ė itís to give you an indication of suitable items. The key is to things small and light as they are packed into shoeboxes which are weight and size restricted. Travel/individual sizes are ideal rather than family/bulk packs. Variety is important too Ė itís much nicer to receive a box filled with lots of different items, rather than one full of say toiletry items. And please remember, these are morale boosting parcels Ė the lads and lassies are being well fed and watered!
Please note aerosols, alcohol, and lighters are strictly prohibited.
A small card will go in each box stating that it is from the inmates of WikiWirral, complete with the web addy so the chances are you will have a few posts from grateful Service Members.
Many Thanks to you all for reading this post!
Oh, and just in case any of you work in a shoe shop - we also need shoeboxes - either adult 5-8 or kids boxes too.
Cheers Guys and Girls