Final call for donations for Christmas Toybox Appeal

232 days ago

With December almost upon us, time is running out to donate a gift or money to Carmarthenshire County Council’s annual Christmas Toybox Appeal - which helps hundreds of children with families who can’t afford to buy toys or gifts.

 

Donations have been gratefully received from communities across Carmarthenshire as volunteers have been busy collecting toys from collection points across the county in readiness to give to children. The Council is particularly grateful to pupils of Ysgol Llangennech for their assistance in collating the presents this week.

 

Last year saw the Appeal help more families than ever who were struggling financially with more than 9,900 gifts distributed to 1,650 children.

 

This year people can either give a financial donation or drop off new gifts - from games, arts and craft items to toiletry gift sets for all ages - from 18 months up to teenagers, at one of a number of collection points around the county. Unfortunately, the appeal cannot accept used or second-hand donations.

 

Schools, family centres, social workers and youth workers identify those who are in greatest need of support and council staff will distribute them in the run-up to Christmas.

 

The Council’s Cabinet Member  responsible for the Toybox Appeal, Cllr Linda Evans said:

 

“The support we have received, once again this year, from residents, businesses and organisations across the county has been incredible. If you are able to donate to this excellent cause, we kindly ask that you buy an extra gift or to make a donation no matter how big or small, that it will make a huge difference to the hundreds of children across the county who will receive a gift on Christmas day.”

 

If you have a cash or cheque donation please call 01267 246504.

 

Here is a full list of all the collection point locations:

 

Carmarthen:

  • Carmarthen Customer Service Hwb, St Catherine’s Street. SA31 1GA
    Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm
    Friday 9am - 4.30pm
  • County Hall, SA31 1JP
    Monday - Thursday 8.45am - 5pm
    Friday 8.45am - 4.30pm
  • Tesco, Morfa Lane, SA31 3AX
    Monday - Saturday 6am to midnight
    Sunday 10am - 4pm
  • Carmarthen Leisure Centre, Llansteffan Road, Johnstown. SA31 3NQ     
    Monday – Friday 6.30am - 9.30pm
    Saturday and Sunday 8am - 6pm

Llanelli:

  • Llanelli Customer Service Hwb, 36 Stepney Street. SA15 3TR      
    Monday – Thursday 9am - 5pm
    Friday 9am - 4.30pm
  • Tesco, Parc Trostre, SA14 9UY    
    Monday - Saturday 6am to midnight
    Sunday 10am - 4pm
  • Morrisons, Pemberton Retail Park, SA14 9DR     
    Monday - Saturday 7am to 10pm
    Sunday 10am - 4pm

Amman Valley:

  • Ammanford Customer Service Hwb, 41 Quay Street. SA18 3BS   
    Monday – Thursday 9am - 5pm
    Friday 9am - 4.30pm
  • Cwmaman Community Centre, High St, Glanaman. SA18 1DX     
    Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm

Llandeilo/Llandovery:

  • Hengwrt (Menter Dinefwr) 8, Stryd Caerfyrddin. SA19 6AE          
    Monday - Saturday 10am – 4.30pm
  • Llandovery Youth & Community Centre, Gerwyn House, Market Square.  SA20 0AB
    Monday - Friday 9am - 5.30pm (except school holidays when opening hours are 9am - 4pm)

St Clears/Newcastle Emlyn:

  • St Clears Leisure Centre, Station Road. SA33 4BT
    Monday to Friday 8am – 9.30pm
    Saturday & Sunday 8am – 2pm
  • Newcastle Emlyn Leisure Centre, SA38 9LN        
    Monday to Friday 7.30am – 9pm
    Saturday & Sunday 7.30am – 2pm

Kidwelly:

  • Burns, Parc y Bocs Farm Shop, Carmarthen Rd.  SA17 5AB           
    Monday to Saturday - 9am - 5pm
    Sunday 10am - 4pm

*Hwb Bach y Wlad will also be taking donations. You can view their timetable here to see when they are due to visit a town near you.