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 2017, thanks entirely to generous donations from members of the public and our sponsors, Operation Christmas Box was able to send over 7,900 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 2018 Christmas campaign.
NewsWe 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!
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.
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.
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
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
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
Operation Christmas Box CHRISTMAS BOX 2012 SILENT AUCTION PRIZE WINNERS Following the successful launch of Operation Christmas Box Christmas Box 2012 by Lorraine Kelly at Wellington Arch, London on 4th December, the Trustees held a lunch to thank their sponsors and supporters at The RAF Club. During the meal, a silent auction was held with 2 superb prizes on Read More
Lorraine Kelly, the television personality and journalist, aided by the Royal Marines Display Team helped Operation Christmas Box Trustees launch their 2012 Diamond Jubilee Christmas Box, on 4th December 2012, at Wellington Arch, London.Watched by Operation Christmas Box’s sponsors and supporters with personnel from all 3 Armed Services, Lorraine Kelly came down a specially set Read More
Operation Christmas Box GIFT BOXES TO THE TROOPS IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS 2012 Sally Little, Operation Christmas Box Director and Trustee, showed the Operation Christmas Box Christmas Box 2012 to Corporal Daniel Smith whilst sitting in the cockpit of a C-17 at RAF Brize Norton. Daniel received a Operation Christmas Box Christmas Box in 2011 when Read More
WHAT’S INSIDE THE DIAMOND JUBILEE 2012 CHRISTMAS BOX? The Diamond Jubilee edition of the Operation Christmas BoxThanks! 2012 Christmas Box was packed at the start of September. The majority of them are already on their way to their various destinations around the world wherever our UK Armed Forces will be on operations and away from their Read More
Inner Wheel District 20 supports Operation Christmas Box At the October 2011 Inner Wheel District Picnic, Carol Price Inner Wheel District 20 Overseas Service Organiser, committed the clubs in the district to support Operation Christmas Box for the coming year. During the evening the clubs raised an amazing amount of over £1.5k through a variety of Read More