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 2019, thanks entirely to generous donations from members of the public and our sponsors, Operation Christmas Box was able to send nearly 10,000 Christmas gift Boxes to unaccompanied 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 2020 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!

Raising Funds – effortlessly!

Did you know that you can donate to Operation Christmas Box while you shop on-line, with it costing you any extra?   Amazon Smile is a simple and easy way to donate.  Same products, same prices, same service that you would find on Amazon, but with Amazon Smile they donate 0.5% of the purchase price Read More

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HEAD OF SOCIAL MEDIA

The Operation Christmas Box Trustees are delighted to announce the arrival of Danielle Sandy.  Known as Danni, she is the Head of Social Media and sponsorship generator.  See more about Danni on the Committee page under ‘About’.

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SHOPPING COMPLETED

The MOD Christmas Box Committee met this week to agree the contents of the Operation Christmas Box 2020 gift box. The boxes will be sent to all UK Armed Forces personnel who are serving unaccompanied overseas on Christmas Day. Please help us to continue this work by going to www.operationchristmasbox.org and make a donation.    The Read More

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2019 CHRISTMAS CARD DESIGNER

2019 CHRISTMAS CARD DESIGNER Early last year, the Operation Christmas Box Trustees asked for help to design the 2019 Christmas card that went into each of the 10,000 Christmas Boxes produced last year, and sent around the world to wherever our UK Armed Forces were present on 25 December. The drawing chosen was produced by Helen Read More

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PETWORTH TOWN BAND CONCERT

The Petworth Town Band in West Sussex learnt about the charity Operation Christmas Box after one of their members heard one of the trustees speak at a Royal British Legion meeting in the area.  They decided to donate the takings from their D-Day 75th Anniversary Concert to the charity.  Prior to the concert, they invited Read More

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2019 Christmas Box

This is the 2019 Christmas Box The 2019 Christmas Box sent to nearly 10,000 of our UK Armed Forces personnel who are serving unaccompanied overseas on Christmas Day.  The Operation Christmas Box (OCB) gift consists of the following items:OCB Tin and Padlock, OCB Santa Hat, Headtorch, Decorative fairy lights, Microfibre towel, OCB Mug, Picture Frame, Armband mobile ‘phone holder, Non-slip mat, Giant paperclip, Multi Tool, Retractable ID Read More

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PACKING THE 2019 CHRISTMAS BOX IS IMMINENT

PACKING THE 2019 CHRISTMAS BOX IS IMMINENT All the items for the 2019 Christmas Box are being brought together so that packing can commence imminently.  Then the boxes can start their journeys around the world to wherever our Armed Forces will be serving this Christmas.

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Christmas 2019 shopping complete!

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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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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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