Santa Appeal launched

Posted on: Monday 6 November 2023

Torfaen Social Services has today launched its long standing annual Santa Appeal.

Running from 6 November to 4 December 2023, the appeal ensures every child and young adult supported by the service will receive a gift this Christmas.

Residents who want to make a donation will be given the age and gender of a child and a unique code which can be attached to the gift, which needs to be unwrapped.

Non-perishable food items can also be donated to make up hampers for young people aged 16 and over who live alone.

How to donate

Call 01633 648100 for children aged 0- 15.

Call 01633 647539 for young persons aged 16 – 21.

Phone lines will be open from Monday to Thursday, from 9am to 4pm.

Gifts can be dropped of at the following designated locations:

TYPSS The Studio, Oldbury Business Estate, Cwmbran NP44 3JU

  • Tuesdays: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Cwmbran Library, Gwent House, Gwent Square, NP44 1XQ

  • Monday & Tuesday: 9:00am – 5:30pm
  • Thursday: 8:45am – 7:00pm
  • Friday: 8:45am – 6:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:45am – 1:00pm

Cwmbran Centre Management Offices, Reception, Floor 1, South Walk (In between Timpson’s and Clogau)

  • Tuesdays 1.30pm – 4.00pm

Civic Centre Glantorvaen Road, Pontypool, NP4 6YN

  • Tuesday: 10:00am – 2:30pm

Garnsychan Partnership, 55 Stanley Road, Garndiffaith, NP4 7LH

  • Thursday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Circulate Blaenavon, Pontypool, NP4 9RL

  • Tuesday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Co-star, The Threepenny Bit Community Hall, Cwmbran, NP44 4SX

  • Monday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Pontypool Market, Pontypool, NP4 6JW

  • Monday: 8:00am – 2:00pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Since it was launched in 2007, the appeal has supported thousands of children and young people across Torfaen – many of whom live in poverty or have no contact with their families.

Torfaen Council Executive Member for Children, Families and Education, Councillor Richard Clark, said: “We have been deeply moved by the generosity of the community and businesses in supporting our appeal. Your kindness has made it possible for the children and young people of Torfaen to experience the joy of the festive season.

“We sincerely thank you for your continued support and hope that you will join us once again in making this holiday season special for children and young people in need.”

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