Charity appeal launched

CHRISTIAN charity the Samaritan’s Purse has appealed for volunteers from Harrogate to help with its shoe box giving scheme through October and November.

The project known as Operation Christmas Child encourages people to fill boxes with items such as toys which will be sent to disadvantaged children all over the world.

They should be handed in by Friday, November 18 but completed boxes are welcome well before this date.

For more information call Jan Harris on 07932477005 or visit