Posted on: Wednesday 9 December 2015
Over 700 gifts will be given to children in Torfaen thanks to the council’s Santa appeal this year.
This is the tenth year Torfaen council has run the appeal, which helps young people in Torfaen who are experiencing poverty or may not have contact with their families.
Schoolchildren from Rougemont School and St Albans Roman Catholic High School have gotten involved this year, with each school donating around 100 gifts to children who may otherwise not receive presents this Christmas. A range of employees from local businesses, organisations, charities and churches have joined the schools in contributing presents to the children and young families Torfaen council work with.
The executive member for health, social care and well-being, councillor Richard Clark, said: “We are delighted that so many people have donated gifts to the Santa appeal, which will go to children ranging from new born to 21 years of age. Our Santa appeal is a wonderful cause, helping to make Christmas special for children who otherwise would not receive a present on Christmas Day.
“I would like to thank everyone who helped make this year’s appeal such a success. Yet again, we have been overwhelmed by the generosity of residents, school pupils and businesses in the borough and I would like to extend my thanks to them.”