Everyone Deserves a Christmas campaign raises over £800 at launch event in Swansea market
The Everyone Deserves a Christmas launch event in Swansea market collected over £800 as the campaign began its fundraising drive.
Now in its sixth year, the campaign aims to provide festive cheer to those who require an extra helping hand at Christmas time by delivering at least 500 food hampers worth £50 to those who need it most across Swansea.
Bucket collectors, including staff from the Swansea City AFC Foundation and club ambassador Lee Trundle, helped collect funds, with Mal Pope and a local choir performing in the market.
In addition to the £802.60 raised in the market, Nationwide had pledged to match the donation, with collections continuing until the hamper packing days on December 21 and 22.
Further sizeable donations from Peter Lynn and Andrew D'auria Solutions Ltd took the total that will eventually be donated to over £2,400.
A bucket collection will also take place at the Swansea.com Stadium ahead of the Swans game against Norwich City on Saturday.
To donate to the Everyone Deserves a Christmas just giving page, click HERE.