By Tim Saunders on
Georgie Henley, who plays Lucy Pevensie in the Narnia series of films, is fronting a very special charity campaign in the leadup to the release of the latest installment – The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
“When our characters first came into Narnia, it was always winter and never Christmas,” says the 15-year-old actress. "Sadly today, for million of children around the world, it’s still always winter and never Christmas. That is why 20th Century Fox and Walden Media are proud to partner with the Samaritan Purse project, Operation Christmas Child.
“For 20 years, Operation Christmas Child has been making sure that millions of children each year get to experience Christmas. Working together, our goal is to give gifts this Christmas to more than 8 million children around the world. But we need your help.”
The campaign is simple: “Operation Narnia is a partnership with the Samaritan’s Purse program, Operation Christmas Child, to bring the joy of Christmas to kids all over the world! This is the perfect opportunity for your family and friends to spread cheer and hope to needy boys and girls in over 130 countries. With your help, our goal is to deliver more than 8 million shoe boxes, filled with items that will be meaningful to a child – toys, stuffed animals, school supplies, hard candy, and hygiene items. These boxes are then delivered to local collection centers around the country and shipped in time for the Christmas season.”
Georgie Henley learnt to pack one of the boxes herself, and is challenging you to do the same. To watch a video and find out more about the initiative, click here.
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