Star Platforms sponsors charity Christmas shoebox packing with the loan of a scissor lift

Star Platforms has this week donated the use of a Skyjack 3219 scissor lift to Christmas Shoebox project Operation Christmas Child. The generous loan enabled the charity to install heating in their Tonbridge warehouse where already thousands of shoebox gifts have been received – filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys – and are being checked and sent to vulnerable children around the world.


“While the pandemic endures, we must continue to remember the most vulnerable in society, whether they are in our local area or in tough circumstances around the world. It was our pleasure to help a charity who want to bring joy to children across the globe through the small offering of a Christmas Shoebox. We can all do our little bit in this difficult time.”

Bryan Freeman, Sales Director – Star Platforms



Due to the national lockdown, Operation Christmas Child’s digital offering of packing a tailored and personalised shoebox online has boomed, and thanks to the Star Platforms, volunteers will also be able to pack up every box donated. For many children who will receive them, these shoebox gifts are the first gift they have ever received.


“The pandemic has once again highlighted the importance of children’s mental and physical health. The concern for children across the world, and the importance that they need to feel seen and loved this year is more apparent than ever. We rely on the generosity of organisations like Star Platforms playing a part in ensuring children are given the necessary support in the face of all they have experienced this year.”

Nick Cole, Director of Operation – Christmas Child



Shoebox Online gives people in the UK the opportunity to pack a tailored and personalised shoebox with age-appropriate, safe, fun and special gifts for the child who will receive them, as well as offering them the chance to write a personal message to the recipient. For many children who receive them, it is the first gift they have ever received.

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