Young Swans donate Christmas gifts through Mr X

24th December 2018

Swansea City’s young players have got into the spirit of giving back this Christmas by donating gifts through Mr X.

The appeal, which has run for over 50 years, encourages people from the local community to donate Christmas gifts to families who are less fortunate.

Players from both Swansea’s under-23 and under-18 squads donated over 100 gifts, including toys and games, which will be distributed to girls and boys in the local area by child support agencies.

Under-23s goalkeeper Gregor Zabret was just one of those who donated, “We have all contributed to the appeal once again this year.

“It means that children less fortunate somewhere in Swansea will have a present to open this Christmas which I think is very important.

Defender Brandon Cooper added, “This is the third year we have been taking part in this project and it is a privilege to be a part of.

“We want to help those less fortunate and do as much as we can for other people who need it. It is huge for us because we are in a privileged environment, so it is good to give something back.

Thousands of gifts donated to the Mr X appeal will be distributed to families this Christmas Day.

Support worker for Swansea’s social services, Rebecca Hughes says the Swans' gifts will help put smiles on the faces of local children.

“For the players to donate gifts once again this Christmas is fantastic,” she said.

“It is a really good thing they are doing. It will bring a number of young children joy and, for some, more than they would have dreamed of.

“This will brighten most children’s Christmas mornings and we are thankful for the young players generosity.”