BUNBURY residents are wrapping up presents for those less fortunate than themselves by taking part in Operation Christmas Child.
The annual project asks people to fill shoe boxes with small toys, school supplies and other gifts for children in need around the world.
Nicola Elsegood, who organises the shoebox appeal throughout Bunbury, said: “It’s a big co-operative venture within the village.
“The church, primary school and lots of individuals are involved. The Co-op shop in the village is a drop-off point for the Christmas boxes.”
Nicola visits shoe shops around Chester city centre to collect empty shoe boxes which she encourages villagers to fill with gifts.
She added: “When you give money to charity you often don’t know where it’s going. It’s lovely to think that something put together on a kitchen table in Bunbury will reach children in another part of the world.”
The village has supported the scheme since 1990. Last year boxes from Bunbury went to the Ukraine and Uzbekistan.