A COMMUNICATION company has helped put soldiers serving in Afghanistan in touch with their loved ones this Valentine’s Day.

Stonehouse based company Eurolink Connect celebrates its fifteenth anniversary this year and to commemorate the milestone it has joined forces with the charity Operation Shoebox to supply goods and home comforts to 15 members of a British troop currently serving in Afghanistan.

The boxes contain a onesie and a goodie bag each of which contains some treats, sweets and a £10 phone card.

Eurolink director Claire Maddox said: “As a company that works in telecommunications what better gift could we give than putting these soldiers in contact with their loved ones this Valentine's Day?

“We thought Operation Shoebox was a wonderful charity to get involved with.

“Several of our staff have worked either in or with the forces so Operation Shoebox seemed like a wonderful charity to get involved with and a natural fit.

“We understand that our boys and girls on the front line miss their home comforts and we hope they enjoy the gifts we sent them.”

Rebecca Leppard, regional voluntary coordinator for Operation Shoebox, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Eurolink Connect for this generous donation.

“Soldiers serving overseas can often feel very cut off from home and receiving such a kind and generous gift will really boost morale and I am sure the onesie’s will go down a storm.

“I can’t wait to see the picture from Camp Bastian”.

Stonehouse Mayor Chris Brine officially opened the telecommunications company’s new premises at the old police station in Stonehouse high street in May last year.