Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and its staff are proud to be supporting Christmas appeals organised by charities Adref and Llamau, which aim to support others less fortunate than ourselves this festive season.

Adref runs an annual appeal  for food and gifts for homeless people in Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr which is supported by the Council.

As well as providing support and promotion for the appeal, staff across the council bring in items which are collected and delivered to Adref, so it can be distributed to those who are homeless or affected by the threat of homelessness.

Among the items collected are toiletries, non-perishable food, tinned goods, crisps and crackers and more.

Adref has been running for the last 25 years and assists those who are living on the streets and also those who are in difficulty and face losing their homes. It runs four hostels and has two charity shops which work to raise fund but also to upskill and develop employability skills.

You can find out more about the appeal and show your support here.

Download the appeal poster

Llamau is Wales' leading charity for vulnerable women and children who are homeless or are facing homelessness and its dedicated staff reach out to help those who need it the most.

The charity is currently running a Crowdfunding campaign to raise the money needed to open a youth homeless helpline, which will be the first of its kind in Wales and will offer advice, support and a friendly voice for young people throughout the night and over the weekend.

Llamau is also once again running a Christmas present appeal and is inviting people to donate gifts suitable for women of all ages, children up to 18 and men aged 18 to 24.

From cosmetics or toiletries sets to colouring books, crayons, socks, shavers, puzzles or gift cards, there are loads of ways to get involved.

Download the poster

Find out more

Contact the charities directly to get involved.

Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, said: "Christmas is a time of goodwill and giving - something the people of Rhondda Cynon Taf are very good at all the year through.

"There are men, women and children in our county borough who are not as fortunate as others and we are pleased to be able to support and promote the work of the charities and good causes that aim to bring a little festive magic to all at this time of year.

"From donating food, toiletries and gifts to those who are homeless or facing homelessness, to donating a toy to a child who might not have a present to open on Christmas day, there are many different ways to get involved and show the warmth and compassion for which the Valleys are famed for."

Posted on Wednesday 6th December 2017

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