British troops serving across the world this Christmas are set to get a festive treat thanks to Kilfrost.
We are one of four new sponsors of Operation Christmas Box, and attended a special lunch at the RAF Club in London to celebrate and meet our patron James Gray MP.
The charity sends presents to Armed Forces personnel on duty overseas, whether they’re in the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army or the Royal Air Force.
Operation Christmas Box does not receive any public funding, so relies on the generosity of sponsors and fundraisers each year.
Kilfrost’s CEO Gary Lydiate, who represented the company at the event, said: “One of the highlights of Christmas for most people is spending time with their loved ones, so it must be incredibly tough for members of our Armed Forces who are stationed across the globe, often with limited or no contact with home.
“Not only are they serving their country, they’re missing out on a magical time of year with family and friends to do so. Here at Kilfrost, we love supporting our local community but we also feel passionately about giving back to those who give up so much for us.
“The Operation Christmas Box lunch was a great opportunity to meet the team, sponsors and patrons, and celebrate the great work the charity does each year. Getting the boxes to the personnel is a huge logistical job, not to mention all the fundraising which goes on throughout the year.
“We are very proud to be sponsors of Operation Christmas Box and we hope the troops enjoy opening their presents on the 25th!”
Visit www.operationchristmasbox.org to find out more about the charity.