Welcome to Operation Christmas Box


Operation Christmas Box (formerly uk4u Thanks!) is a registered charity which provides Christmas Boxes  full of presents (affectionately known as the 'Square Stocking') as a gift from the nation. Thanks for all your support!


In 2018, thanks entirely to generous donations from members of the public and our sponsors, Operation Christmas Box was able to send nearly 9,000 Christmas gift Boxes to UK Armed Forces personnel on duty overseas over the Christmas period. Boxes were sent to operational theatres such as Afghanistan, to ships, submarines and Air Stations across the globe. 


Your donations make the Christmas Boxes happen, so please donate for the 2019 Christmas campaign.

News

  We are always on the look out for interesting stories about your Operation Christmas Box experiences so if you were one of the 1000s of troops that received a box let us know!

See the 2018 Christmas Box

This is the Christmas Box that will be opened today by nearly 9,000 Servicemen and Servicewomen who are overseas and away from their families and friends today.

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CAME DOWN GOLF CLUB Came Down Golf Club Ladies’ AGM was held in their Dorset Clubhouse with 50 ladies present, to witness the changeover of Ladies’ Captains. The new Captain for the 2019 season is Fran Berry who takes the reins from Sally Little, a Trustee of Operation Christmas Box. At the end of proceedings, the Treasurer Rhose Lawes, presented Sally with a cheque for £1,545.00 for her chosen Charity, Operation Christmas Box, which resulted from events and donations from the Ladies and members of the Club throughout her year of Office.

Sally Little, a Trustee of Operation Christmas Box, on the right with the Treasurer Rhose Lawes

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FANTASTIC FUNDRAISER FROM SOMERSET. Mrs Brenda Stone whose family has close military connections with all 3 Services, chose to fundraise for Operation Christmas Box this year. By her hard work and with the support of her family and friends, she presented £1850 to the charity. Well done and a huge thank you Brenda.

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CHRISTMAS SHOPPING DONE!The Operation Christmas Box Team have been busy. All the items for the 2019 Christmas Box have been selected and ordered.

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OPERATION CHRISTMAS BOX NEEDS YOUR HELP

OPERATION CHRISTMAS BOX NEEDS YOUR HELP         Every year in each Christmas Box, the Operation Christmas Box Trustees produce a unique Christmas card.  We are asking you to help us design the 2019 Operation Christmas Box Christmas card. We will provide a 2019 Christmas Box with your card inside as a prize in each category.  The categories are: Up Read More

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Early packing of 2018 boxes

Operation Christmas Box Trustees pack the boxes early so that we can be assured that the gifts will reach the troops in time for Christmas. The 2018 boxes were packed in September. Pictured below are some of them.

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Four new sponsors announced

Operation Christmas Box Trustees are delighted to welcome four new sponsors to the charity, MBDA, Kilfrost, Airbus and Royal British Legion. Read more about these sponsors on the sponsor page.

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Sarah Clewes joins Operation Christmas Box

Operation Christmas Box Trustees will be joined by Sarah Clewes on 19th August.  Sarah is ex Royal Navy and her role is to help us fundraise so that we can continue to provide a ‘gift from the nation’ for all our Servicemen and women who are on operations and away from their families and loved Read More

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MOD award grant to Operation Christmas Box

Operation Christmas Box receives a very welcome vote of confidence from the Ministry of Defence Operation Christmas Box is pleased to announce that it has received a very welcome vote of confidence from the Ministry of Defence with the award of a grant from the so-called LIBOR Fund.  The grant is one of a number Read More

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Operation Christmas Box Diamond Jubilee Gift Box in Afghanistan

MEMBERS OF THE UK ARMED FORCES WITH THE Operation Christmas Box DIAMOND JUBILEE CHRISTMAS BOX ON 25th DECEMBER 2012 Fresh from an operational theatre, where UK Armed Forces personnel are working on 25th December, our image shows the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Christmas Box.  The Ministry of Defence gives their full support to Operation Christmas Box and Read More

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SPONSORS

We would like to thank everyone who has supported us over the years, here are a few.

The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion

BAE

BAE

COONEEN

COONEEN

M&S

M&S

Vestey Foods

Vestey Foods

Westminster Foundation

Westminster Foundation

Sodexo

Sodexo

MBDA

MBDA

Kilfrost

Kilfrost

Airbus

Airbus