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Give the gift of joy this Christmas by supporting the Santa Appeal

People across Bridgend County Borough are being asked to help bring a smile to a vulnerable child or young person this Christmas by donating to this year’s Santa Appeal.

Bridgend County Borough Council’s Social Services and Wellbeing department is once again supporting the annual appeal for toys and gifts for those who may not otherwise receive a gift on Christmas morning.

Cash donations are preferred for the purchase of suitable presents for children and young people from birth to 21 years of age.

Making a donation is simple, you can give online at Awen’s Just Giving page or our partners at Halo Leisure centres and swimming pools can also take cash and card donations on their tills.

If you’d prefer to give a gift donation, please deliver your new gift, which must be unwrapped in a gift bag to the following designated drop-off points:

• Bridgend County Borough Council, Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend
• Aberkenfig Library
• Betws Library
• Maesteg Library
• Bridgend Library
• Pencoed Library
• Porthcawl Library
• Pyle Library/Life Centre
• Sarn Library

Library opening hours can be found on the Awen website.

Volunteers will once again sort the gifts into appropriate age groups and wrap them ready for delivery to the homes of children and young people across the county borough.

The closing date for the Santa Appeal is Monday 4 December 2023.

Christmas is a wonderful time for most of us, however many children and young people in Bridgend County Borough are facing waking up on Christmas morning without a present.

If you are able to give a small donation or add an extra gift to your shopping list this year, please consider giving to help make a young person smile over the festive period.

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Social Services and Health Councillor Jane Gebbie

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