Put a smile on someone’s face this Christmas

9 days ago

Our annual Toybox appeal is underway and will be accepting donations up until Christmas Eve although the earlier we receive them the better to make the work of the team easier.

Warm-hearted Carmarthenshire residents with a little extra to spare are being asked to help put a smile on the faces of families and children in need this Christmas.

Residents county-wide are being urged to help brighten Christmas for those deserving by donating presents, toiletries and food appropriate for ages 0-16.

Those kind enough to go out of their way and donate are being asked to leave gifts unwrapped as they can then be easily sorted by our hardworking team.

The donated gifts will be given to families who, for a number of reasons are unable to give their children the Christmas the rest of us perhaps take for granted.

Schools, family centres, social workers and youth workers identify those who are in greatest need of support.

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

Cllr Mair Stephens said the Toybox and Christmas gift appeal was growing in strength year by year. “The amazing number of donations we receive over the busy festive period yearly is down to our generous residents county wide, with donations ideal for new-borns to teenagers we can’t be thankful enough.
During a time of giving and receiving I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the businesses involved for their generosity and support, in particular Nolan, which has allowed the appeal to be hosted at their premises in Johnstown.”

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