Help make the ‘Christmas Wishes’ of vulnerable children and young people come true

People in Monmouthshire are being asked to think about giving the gift of kindness to consider donating to the council's Christmas wishes appeal.

The annual appeal organised by the Monmouthshire County Council’s Children’s Services team was established to benefit vulnerable, looked after children and care leavers, to help provide gifts of all sizes, including toiletries and make-up for older children and young people.  

Last year, Monmouthshire’s Children’s Social Services were overwhelmed by the kindness of people across the county. The Christmas Wishes Appeal 2020 raised over £7,000 to help bring festive cheer to over 250 vulnerable children, young people and care leavers in Monmouthshire. Monmouthshire County Council’s Children’s Services team is inviting the local community to make any financial donation they feel they can to help bring some festive magic to the community this Christmas.

Councillor Penny Jones, Monmouthshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Social Care and Health said: “The festive season is a time for us all to think of others, especially vulnerable children and young people. That is why this year’s Christmas Wishes appeal is as important as it’s ever been. It is a wonderful opportunity to make sure these young people feel just as special as everyone else. I know times are difficult, but if you can spare even a small amount, please do – you really will make a big difference.”

Anyone wishing to donate to the appeal can do so by visiting www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/christmas-wishes or ring 014633 644644 option 5 for help.

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