Young Swans donate to Mr X Appeal

24th December 2017

Swansea City’s young players have got into the Christmas spirit by donating gifts to the Mr X Appeal this festive season.

The Mr X 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 the Swans’ under-23 and under-18 squads donated over 60 gifts, including toys and games, which will be distributed to girls and boys in the local area by child support agencies.  

“We enjoy getting involved and taking part in this project every year,” said under-23s captain Joe Rodon

“It gives us a chance to come together as a whole team and give something back to children around Swansea.

“It is a great cause. We are very grateful for everything we have in our lives so we were keen to give something back.”

Under-18s captain Ben Cabango added: “It’s a privilege to buy presents for children who don’t have much this Christmas. 

"It’s a special day for everyone. Just the smallest thing can help make them very happy, so it’s good to give back.”

Thousands of gifts donated to the Mr X appeal will be distributed to families today.

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

“The gifts both squads have donated this Christmas will make a huge difference to young lives,” he said.

“We are very grateful to have Swansea City involved once again. It means a lot to everyone involved.”