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Three truck-loads of Christmas decorations are being taken to soldiers in Afghanistan. They were donated following an appeal by a sergeant's wife - who was worried that December wouldn't be festive enough for the troops.
Lisa Ferris, from Ripon in North Yorkshire, emailed companies around the country for help. One in Liverpool agreed to give hundreds of decorations - and deliver them too.
You can see the full report from Jonny Blair below.
20 lorry loads of Christmas decorations are set to arrive in Afghanistan in time to celebrate Christmas this year.
It's after one soldier's wife, Lisa Ferries, heard the news that the Army was planning to cut its' Christmas budget - and thought that everyone should be able to celebrate the holiday.
Lisa then wrote to a festive decorations company, who agreed to send decorations out to the soldiers who couldn't be at home at such an important time of year.