NORTH Devon Homes has been busy doing its bit to help spread a little joy to needy children around the world this Christmas. Staff and customers have filled 29 shoeboxes with gifts that will now be sent to children in hospitals, orphanages, refugee camps,

NORTH Devon Homes has been busy doing its bit to help spread a little joy to needy children around the world this Christmas.Staff and customers have filled 29 shoeboxes with gifts that will now be sent to children in hospitals, orphanages, refugee camps, homeless shelters, and impoverished neighbourhoods in Eastern Europe and Africa, as part of 2008 Operation Christmas Child. North Devon Homes spokesperson Nicola Smith said this was the third year in a row that the company had donated shoeboxes."This is our most successful year yet," she said. "Twenty-nine boxes mean 29 happy children and we hope to build upon the success next year."For more information about Operation Christmas Child, visit www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk