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