Pack a shoebox online

Don’t panic if you think you’ve missed the Operation Christmas Child deadline to lovingly fill a shoebox with gifts for needy youngsters.

The good news of great cheer is that you can still do it online.

With just a few clicks of your mouse or swipes on your touchscreen, you can put together something that will bring joy to a young person who may never have had a present before.

You can choose from a list of carefully selected presents, dragging and dropping them into your box, then adding a personal letter and photo.

Samaritans Purse – the charity behind Operation Christmas Child – will ensure your gift is sent. Each box will cost £15 plus a £3 shipping fee.

> More details at www.samaritans-purse.org.uk