Christmas cheer for Lithuanian children

Volunteers from the CWU and Simpson Millar Solicitors are making a Christmas trip to Lithuania to deliver "a few little gifts and surprises" to the boys and girls either living in children's homes or who attend the Save the Children Day Care Centre in Vilnius.

Postal outdoor policy advisor Steve Fishwick and Linda Stewart, head of the employment law department at Simpson Millar, will spend their festive break helping these deprived children.

Steve explained: "It all came about when a lovely lady from Cheshunt phoned in to say that she had an amount of knitted goods for children and was looking to donate them to a good cause, provided that they could be delivered in time for this winter.

"A split-second decision was taken and the effort to get the aid over to the kids was up and running. The request for more knitted items is on Facebook, email and other outlets but more is needed."

And his fellow traveller Linda added: "With clothes coming in from as far afield as Bristol, York and Lancaster thus far, we are slowly filling the van but every single item helps.

"We really do cherish every single donation - no matter how small".

If you can help Steve and Linda, the items they particularly need are children's knitted garments for all ages - gloves, scarves, cardigans or jumpers - any school items, and of course any fun Christmas present ideas toys, games etc. And, as always, basics such as blankets and bedding are always in great demand.

"Help us to try to make it a happy Christmas for these children," urged Steve, adding: "And don't forget, you can always donate cash."

You can send any donations to Steve or Linda at the following address:

'Lithuania Trip'
c/o Steve Fishwick/Linda Stewart
Postal Department
150 The Broadway
London SW19 1RX

Or, you can donate to their justgiving page by visiting

Watch this moving video of the 2011 charitable mission delivering aid to the children of Bulgaria. See for yourself what a difference your donation, no matter how big or small, can make:

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