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Coventry funeral director launches shoebox Christmas appeal

A funeral director has launched an appeal to give poverty-stricken children a ‘shoebox of gifts’ this Christmas.

AJ Lloyd Funeral Directors in Coundon, Coventry, has sent out a plea for people to put together a shoebox of gifts for children who may not get anything over the festive period.

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The shoeboxes from churches, schools and workplaces will be distributed by the Samaritans Purse charity to poor communities around the world.

Darren Lloyd, managing director of the firm, said: “We started running this seven years ago when we were the only drop-off point in Coventry.

“People can drop off boxes at any time and if there’s a large number of boxes we can arrange to come and collect them.”

Call AJ Lloyd Funeral Directors on 024 7633 1900 to arrange collection.

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