BRIGHOUSE courier firm Pass the Parcel is helping BBC TV children’s show Blue Peter’s Send a Smile Appeal.
The appeal is in aid of Operation Smile, which helps to transform the lives of children with facial deformities.
Pass the Parcel is offering a free nationwide drop-off and next day delivery service for the campaign’s Send a Smile Appeal that raises money to provide reconstructive surgery to repair cleft lips and cleft palates.
This year, Blue Peter has set a challenge to children throughout the UK to turn unwanted T-shirts into colourful hospital gowns for Operation Smile patients.
The goal is to make 20,000 gowns – each worth about £3 – saving £60,000 which will pay for more than 300 operations.
The finished gowns will be dropped off at convenient collection points – including local APC Overnight depots Currys, Currys Digital, PC World and Access Storage – for next day delivery to Operation Smile in London.
Since 1982, Operation Smile has provided free facial reconstructive surgery to more than 135,000 children. The operation can take just 45 minutes, costing as little as £150 to give a child a new start at life.
Pass the Parcel Overnight Ltd is based at Unit 1, Royd Business Park, Dye House Lane, Brighouse.