Toybox Appeal in full swing

10 days ago

Once again this Christmas many kind-hearted Carmarthenshire residents have been thoughtful enough to think of those in need.

With our annual Toybox Appeal now in full swing, a number of collection sites have received an amazing number of gifts.

There is still time and plenty of space for more donations including toiletries, items of food, and toys.

Donations for this year should be made by December 10, and any donations made after this date will be kept for any emergency donations.

Any residents wishing to donate are asked to keep gifts unwrapped to allow for easier sorting.

Council staff are supported by volunteers to sort, wrap and deliver toys and hampers in the run-up to Christmas.

The donated gifts are distributed to families who unfortunately are unable to provide for their children, for a number of different reasons.

Nia Thomas, who works in the council’s education and children’s services department, attended a service at Tumble’s Capel Bethesda on Sunday where she outlined details of the project and received a number of toys donated by the members of the chapel.

"It was overwhelming to see how generous everyone was,” she said, thanking Rev Gwyn Elfyn Jones, Bethan Williams and everyone at the chapel for their support.

Cllr Mair Stephens, Deputy Leader of the Council, said: “We are very thankful to everyone who has gone out of their way to buy a gift, especially during this busy festive season. We are sure that many children will wake up with a lovely surprise on Christmas morning.”

To make a difference to someone less fortunate this Christmas, visit any of the below locations to donate a gift:

Collection Bin Locations:
Customer Service Centre, 3 Spilman Street, Carmarthen
County Hall, Carmarthen
Natwest Bank, Carmarthen
Blas Myrddin at Parc Dewi Sant, Building 2, Carmarthen
Block 1, Parc Myrddin, Carmarthen
Cillefwr depot, Carmarthenshire County Council, Johnstown, Carmarthen
Nant y Ci, Carmarthen
Llandeilo Community Education Centre
Tesco Ammanford
Town Hall, Ammanford
Pontyberem Hall
Town Hall, Llanelli
Hub, Llanelli
Cathedral Hygiene, Unit 1, Dragon 24, North Dock, Llanelli
Burns Pet Nutrition, Kidwelly
Jennings Solicitors, Llanelli
Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli
Yr Atom, King Street, Carmarthen
Llanelli Library
Ammanford Library
Carmarthen Library
Leisure Centres:
Llanelli,
Carmarthen,
Ammanford,
Newcastle Emlyn,
Llandovery,
St. Clears