For the second year, Anne Golesworthy, Senior Sales Executive in the Faversham office of Kent agents Ward & Partners, smashed her own record for collecting boxes of Christmas gifts for dozens of underprivileged children around the world.
In 2016 Anne heard about the Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal, run by the Samaritan’s Purse. “The idea is to take a shoebox and fill it with gifts for a young child suffering hardship somewhere in the world, I started to make up a box myself – but when I told people what I was doing, they all decided to chip in, and I ended up with 59 boxes!”
Last year she collected 209 boxes. This year Anne put together a constant stream of Facebook posts about the progress of the appeal, including videos of some of the children who had previously received boxes, resulting in 268 boxes packed with Christmas gifts were sent to some of the world’s poorest and most deprived children.
David Lench said, “Ward & Partners have long been active in supporting a wide range of charities, but with particular emphasis on children’s charities. Anne’s remarkable success in inspiring so many others to follow her lead is an incredible achievement, in the very best traditions of our company.”