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5,000 shoeboxes shipped from ‘secret’ base in town

27 November 2019 - by Report by Sarah McKinley

NOT many local residents are aware that over 5,000 shoeboxes, filled with toys and toiletries, were kept in a top-secret Banbridge location until last Friday, when they were shipped to war-torn countries in the Middle East. 

And while the precise location of the storage venue is probably no state secret, the caring volunteers who painstakingly collected the donations over the past few weeks had been told to remain discreet about their hideaway base, for security reasons. 

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