Sheffield firm thanked for shoebox gifts for deprived children

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Charity Samaritan’s Purse has thanked a Sheffield firm for their efforts in collecting gift-filled shoeboxes for deprived children.

Staff at Regus centres at Ecclesall Road, Pinfold Street, the Blades Enterprise Centre, Broad Street and Meadowhall donated shoeboxes and set up collection points for gifts, which were distributed to children in orphanages, hospitals and refugee camps in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Regus is a flexible workplace provider with centres around the country and as a company helped collect 15,000 boxes.

Simon Barrington, Executive Director of Samaritan’s Purse, said: “The Regus network of local workplace centres was ideally positioned to support the appeal and we would like to thank the company for its continued support.

“We would also like to extend our thanks to all the members of the public who wrapped, packed and brought in their shoeboxes. Because of them, many thousands of children who otherwise wouldn’t have received any presents this Christmas knew they weren’t forgotten.”

Richard Morris, Chief Executive of Regus, said: “The response this year has been overwhelming.