ARMY officials have paid special thanks to a Warrington mum who arranged for care packages to be sent to British soldiers deployed to Estonia.

Debi Myers took it upon herself to rally her own troops and collect essential items she could pack into shoe boxes and have sent to the base camp with the hope of ‘boosting moral’.

The Fairfield resident’s youngest son, Liam is one of 1,500 UK troops who have recently been deployed as part of the enhanced force presence in Estonia back in March.

Former Great Sankey High School pupil, Liam, has been in the Royal Artillery for more than six years, with his brother having also had a career in The Army which he departed from last year.

Warrington Guardian: 19 care packages in total were sent the British troops 19 care packages in total were sent the British troops (Image: Supplied)

While he trains abroad, his partner is currently expecting their first child, with her due date being close to them time he is expected to arrive home.

Debi has organised care packages to be sent to the troops for three consecutive years and this year has been her biggest donation yet, having successfully sent off 19 parcels.

“I started this a few years ago and people have got involved and given donations. The Co-op on Orford Lane and the Co-op on Padgate both donated toiletries for the packages.

“I know that when they do get posted on deployments, when they want snacks or food it is really expensive for them to get them.”

Bringing a bit of home to the soldiers, Debi includes sweet treats and chocolate and dried food like pot noodles, as well as playing cards, puzzle books and female toiletries including sanitary towels.

After spending four days sorting the donations, she then has to organise shipping them off which can take up to two weeks to arrive.

“It is to boost moral among the troops and to let them know that we are all thinking of them and that we are proud of them,” she added.

A spokesperson from The Army said: “From all those currently deployed, we say a huge thank you to Debi Myers for organising this surprise and to all those who donated, your donations have made a massive difference and gave each and every one of us a boost in morale to help see us through to the end of our tour.”