Swansea City Community Trust and local MPs join forces for Christmas Hamper campaign

23rd October 2020
Everyone Deserves a Christmas Hamper

Swansea City AFC Community Trust has teamed up with Carolyn Harris MP and Julie James MS, to help deliver the Everyone Deserves a Christmas Hamper campaign.

Now in its fourth year, the annual campaign aims to provide festive cheer to those who require an extra helping hand in the local community.

Once again, in addition to local politicians, the Community Trust is working with several other partners including the South Wales Evening Post, Mecca Bingo, Ospreys in the Community, Swansea Council and many banks and local businesses.

The aim is to create food hampers with a value of £50 each.

Last year’s Christmas Hamper appeal raised £6,000 and supported many families during the festive season.

The campaign is already well on course to better that total in 2020 and reach its target of £10,000, having amassed just over £1,800 so far.

Helen Elton, head of community at the Trust, said, “This project is very close to our hearts at the Community Trust. 

“Christmas should be a time of joy, not of worry. It is also a time of giving. 

“We want to help spread the joy and reduce the worry for those in our community who need a little help, by giving our support to this campaign. 

“If you also want to play a part in this campaign, then you can either donate chocolates at local banks, or contribute to our JustGiving page.

“By working together, and with your help, we can ensure that everyone is able to enjoy the Christmas they deserve.”