Hattons Solicitors Operation Shoebox Appeal

Here at Hattons Solicitors we are very keen to help make Christmas a little easier and more enjoyable for the very deserving service men and women currently serving abroad.

This year we are proud to support the worthwhile cause of Operation Shoebox!

The idea is to fill a shoebox with a range of goodies and useful items that would mean so much to the troops, some of whom have been away from the UK for months and missing basic items that we normally take for granted.

So if you are as proud as we are of our troops serving abroad then take this opportunity to help lift spirits and make life a little more bearable for our service men and women in Afghanistan and Iraq.

A few ideas of what to include….

Clothing: Cotton boxer shorts, cotton knickers, cotton sports socks (all sizes), hair scrunchies, flip flops, extra socks, gloves (Tough), Undershirts/tshirts, hats (black).

Toiletries: Lip salve, small tins of Vaseline (green and yellow), shaving oils, shaving gels/creams (no aerosols), disposable razors, stick/roll-on deodorants (unperfumed), small packs of wet wipes, small baby powder, foot powder, shower gels and shampoo sachets,  nail boards, combs, small hand/body lotions

Food/Drink: Pot Noodles, Super Noodles, curry powder, small tubes of mustard, tubes of condensed milk, small variety boxes of cereal packs, small tins of macaroni cheese, ravioli etc, Cup-a-soups, pringles (large or small packs), lunchbox sizes of: Cheddar biscuits, Jammy Dodgers, chocolate chip cookies. Tea bags (all types including fruit teas), coffee sachets (all types), hot chocolate sachets, Ovaltine sachets, boiled sweets (all types), starburst fruit chews, chewing gum, marmite sachets, cereal bars, fruit bags or boxes (dried), coffee, tea, hot chocolate mixes.

Other: Travel size board games, pens (all types), DVDs or CDs computer games WII ,Xbox etc, Heat packs or compacts (not electric & should be a good size to travel with), Mp3 players, electronic games

Personal Messages are encouraged!

PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE:  Aerosol Cans (solvents, deodorant etc) or chocolate as this usually melts.

We recommend that you restrict your parcel to 1.8kg to ensure that it falls well within the restriction when wrapped. 

Operation Shoebox asks for a £2 donation to be sellotaped to the side of your shoebox to help fund operation shoebox each year.

So let’s all work together to help bring a little cheer to our troops and importantly, let them know that back home in Britain we are thinking of them.

Let’s get packing!


Shoeboxes can be handed in Monday- Friday 9am-5pm at Hattons Solicitors reception: 3 Victoria Square, St Helens, WA10 1HQ

If you have any questions please ring Katie Charlton on 01744 762007.

Issued by Hattons Solicitors, www.hattonslaw.com. For more information contact Hannah Richardson on 01744 762005 or email hannah.richardson@hattonssolicitors.com

Hattons Solicitors
3 Victoria Square
St Helens
WA10 1HQ
Tel: 01744 744400
Fax: 01744 744404
Email: info@hattonssolicitors.com