Swans serve up afternoon tea
15th December 2016
Lee Trundle and a trio of Swans Under-23s players yesterday hosted a Christmas afternoon tea with Age Cymru at the Liberty Stadium as part of our #GiveAJackAJacket charitable campaign.
Club ambassador Trundle, accompanied by Gregor Zabret, Keston Davies and Joe Rodon, invited the group of Age Cymru service users down to SA1 for the afternoon.
In addition to keeping the homeless of Wales warm this winter, #GiveAJackAJacket has also been aiming to help the older generation of fans who also struggle with the cold at this time of year.
During an average winter, more than 1,000 elderly people in Wales pass away* over the Christmas period because of the cold weather. Additionally, 75,000 older people in Wales feel lonely with thousands not seeing anyone for over a month.
The club, therefore, donated hundreds of Swans scarves to Age Cymru in a bid to help their service users fight the chill as well as treating them to afternoon tea in SA1 provided by Levy Restaurants UK, with the young Swans giving each in attendance a scarf.
"It's good that the club are running such a great campaign," said Trundle, who has also shown his support for #GiveAJackAJacket by delivering breakfast to Swansea's rough sleepers and feeding the homeless at the Swans' soup kitchen earlier this month.
"Many of those who attended are big Swans fans but aren't able to make it to games anymore so it was an honour to welcome them to the Liberty, listen to their stories about supporting the Swans and to also give them a scarf for Christmas."
#GiveAJackAJacket is still running so if fans have any unwanted warm winter clothing to donate, our donation banks can be found in the Liberty Stadium club shop, as well as in Cwmdu and Debenhams Swansea.
*Figures taken fromwww.ageuk.org.uk/cymru