Sunday, 22 April 2012

Beauty Box on Ops

Elaine (Lainey Lulu) has established Forces Fundraising Events.  She is asking  people to send beauty treats to those deployed on operations in support of our country.  Make a box up for a girl (or a boy!)  You can see the facebook page here.

Elaine is working with the charity Afgan Heroes.  Send parcels (max 2kg) to:

Beauty Box on Ops
Unit 1
Wayside Farm
Shepton Mallet

Make sure you mark the outer packaging - MALE or FEMALE.

If you have any questions email -

Here is a list of suggested items (no aerosols, glass, chocolate or batteries)

Shampoo, conditioner, hair serum, masks
Face wash, exfoliator, face mask
Eye drops
Shower Gel, body exfoliator
Roll on deodorant
Hand cream, foot cream
Moisturisers (tinted too)
Body lotion
Tampax, sanitary towels
Wax strips, razors, shaving oil
Toothbrush, toothpaste
Hand santizers
Sun cream, aftersun
Bug spray
Lip balm
Wipes, tissues
Mascara, eyeliner
cereal bars, biscuits, chewing gum, sweets
Tea, coffee
Magazine, cards

Here are my two boxes I'm going to post on Monday - so worthwhile especially if you brighten up someone's day x


  1. That's a fabulous idea. Will definitely look at making one up myself. Thanks for sharing xx

    1. I know! It's just great. I am sure Elaine will be delighted if you make a box x

  2. I need to get mine done this week.

    P.S. I've awarded you The Laine Blogger Award xx

  3. You're such a sweetie! I'm going to see if I can put something together xx

  4. Great idea! I've sent a couple of boxes before which was Christmas boxes for Albanian orphans, that was years ago when a few people from where I live took a massive truck full of second hand stuff there every year. They did it during their civil war as well, which in my opinion was very brave. (I went on a family holiday to Corfu around that time and could hear the gun shots from the beach...) I think its a fab idea to send boxes to our forces too, everything is needful. My pal was out serving in Afghanistan (no longer touring) and he said he really looked forward to his parcels, as basics ran out so quick. Thanks for sharing! :)

    1. wow that was really kind (and brave!). It's really a great idea sending the boxes to the troops x

  5. I am deffo going to make a box up, think I'll do a female one month then a male the next. I think regardless of what you think of what's happening in Afghanistan etc it's nice to do something do boost the troops' morale :) x

    1. It's a great idea of Elaine's, I've previously sent books and sweets to the troops - beauty is much more my thing ;) x

  6. This is such a great idea, whoever gets what you put together will be very happy :-)