Staff at Vale-Based half housing shine bright for Christmas Appeal

Staff from Vale-based housing and care provider Hafod have come together to answer this year’s call for Christmas appeals with heartfelt compassion and generosity.

Each year, Hafod’s Care Support Team aims to make Christmas better for local children and young people with their annual Christmas appeal and they have certainly achieved that again this year.

Hafod Elves

A brilliant total of 45 shoeboxes have been filled with a range of essential items including toiletries, hats, scarves, gloves and sweets which will help make Christmas more comfortable for the deserving recipients. Young people aged between 16 and 25 who are currently supported by Hafod projects across Cardiff and Carmarthen, which helps them with their first steps into independent living, will benefit greatly from the necessities contained in the shoeboxes.

On top of this, staff have also donated generously to a selection box appeal which has provided a further 45 gifts for children supported by Hafod’s Families Project within the Vale, a project which provides invaluable housing related support to reduce the risk of families becoming homeless.

Hafod staff preparing and filling shoe boxes

Children were amazed to receive their gift from Father Christmas at a Children’s party on Thursday evening at Golau Caredig. For those that couldn’t make the party, Hafod’s elves will be making a special delivery to them as part of their on-going support work.

Christine Crocker, Care Support Manager said: “Yet again we have been overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness of our staff. Their donations will make the world of difference to the young people and families we support and for many these will be the only gifts they have.

“Hafod’s vision is Making Lives Better and it’s heart-warming to know that, in addition to providing vital support services, we will also be spreading some cheer this Christmas.”

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